This case study describes the implementation of a steeper departure profile on the 'Detling' DET09 departure route, with the intention of understanding noise impact over the community at Teddington. This initiative was initially raised by community members and acted upon by the airport, therefore acting as a useful case study to understand the implementation of new operational procedures, and the role of community engagement.
To gather data regarding the noise environment in the Teddington Community, including noise and aircraft data, and to communicate this information to residents to explain local noise levels and aircraft operational data. It was also hoped that the data might identify operational changes that might allow the noise environment to be improved in residents' perception.
The airport took a pragmatic approach to these concerns, firstly, by listening to the community groups, and, secondly, by looking to validate their concerns through extensive testing and analysis of flight track data.