Heathrow noise complaints grow 6 times.

We recently reported that a dual runway test was under way at Heathrow to study improvements to delays. The test doesn’t increase the number of aircraft, just the rate at which they can take off and land.

According to an article in the BBC news, noise complaints have dramatically increased since the test began (compared to a period in November 2010).

The increase in complaints is likely due to public awareness of the scheme resulting in decreased tolerance from those choosing to live under the Heathrow flight-path.