If you are a local resident and have concerns about aircraft noise, please call us on this freephone number: 0800 013 2429. You will be asked to leave your message which we guarantee will be responded to within three working days.

Noise Action Plan 2013 - 2018

Glasgow Airport has published a noise action plan which sets out how the airport aims to manage and, where possible, reduce the effects of airport-related noise.

Download the Noise Action Plan (PDF 382KB)

Engine Testing

Glasgow Airport Limited (GLAL) is responsible for the control of noise and vibration caused by engine ground running on the airfield. It is the policy of GLAL to ensure that engine testing is carried out in a manner which will cause the least disturbance to the surrounding community.

To this end, there will be no ground running of aircraft engines at any time within the boundary of Glasgow Airport without the consent of the Airfield Operations Duty Manager (AODM).  To minimise disturbance, engine runs will normally only be granted during the following local times; 0500 - 0700 low power and/or short power runs (maximum 5 minutes) & 0700 - 2300 high power, extended runs.

The table below shows the number of  ground engine runs carried out during 2017.

Time Period

Jan - March

April - June

05:00 – 07:00



07:00 – 23:00



23:00 – 05:00




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