British Airways (BA) is trialing new landing procedures at London Heathrow Airport as it seeks to minimize noise disturbance to residents on the glide path. Heathrow’s proximity to London—it lies 15 miles west of the city center—and the prevailing westerly wind means that most landings are conducted over densely populated inner suburbs and there is an active anti-noise lobby. “Heathrow is probably the most noise-sensitive airport in Europe,” BA head of ...

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