Critical to the future success and development of airports is the need to understand how their operations impact the environment and in identifying solutions to mitigate these impacts.

This short course introduces you to the theory and practices of airport environmental planning. The course also includes an airport noise-modelling workshop by CAA and an airport visit.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • Please enquire for course dates
  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost

    £2,050 The course fee includes refreshments and lunch during the day. Accommodation is not included and must be booked separately.

Course structure

The course includes an airport noise modelling workshop and an airport visit. All delegates will receive an Attendance Certificate.

What you will learn

Delegates attending this course will be able to analyse in a critical manner the characteristics of the key manifestations and dimensions of airport environmental externalities and formulate a plan with a diverse range of strategies to mitigate and solve them, as well as and being able to communicate it to the public. In addition, you will benefit from having basic knowledge on the use of the FAA Integrated Noise Modelling software for noise policy proposes.

Core content

• Airports and the Environment: The Context
• Airport Environmental Capacity
• International Regulation
• Environmental Impact Assessment
• Aircraft Carbon Emissions
• Terminal and Ground Transport Emissions
• Air Quality
• Technology and Sustainable Aviation
• Airport Noise Modelling: Theory and Practice
• Airport Noise Mitigation Strategies
• Psychological Factors of Noise Annoyance: Community relations
• Case Studies
• Industrial Visit
• Role-play Exercise

Who should attend

The course will be of value and interest to:

  • Planners and environmental specialists employed by airports who are responsible for airport planning and for the development of master plans.
  • Aviation industry consultants who are regularly involved in airport master planning projects and environmental impact assessments.


We bring together various speakers from industry, including the British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Accommodation options and prices

This is a non-residential course. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information regarding our accommodation on campus can be found here.

Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.