London Southend Airport Contracts NoiseDesk

Brüel & Kjær is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to supply NoiseDesk - its latest noise and flight track monitoring service - to London Southend Airport.

London Southend Airport has been long established as an eastern gateway to London and expansion aims to enable local people to fly to a range of holiday and business destinations across Europe. The airport was granted approval to extend its runway on the condition of providing noise monitoring as part of a range of noise mitigation measures.

With one of the most densely populated catchments in the country and journey times of only 50 minutes into central London, London Southend aims to serve up to 2 million passengers per year by 2020.

The airport examined the market and in August concluded a tender process by choosing Brüel & Kjær's NoiseDesk. Specifically designed for regional airports, NoiseDesk helps the airport manage its noise abatement programme with limited resources.

"NoiseDesk is an excellent fit for our requirements," said Sam Petrie, Airport Development Coordinator at London Southend Airport. "Being web based means that the airport has less technology to look after and the service delivery means that Brüel & Kjær look after everything, which is very attractive for a small administrative team such as ours."

Noise monitoring will commence in 2011 with track monitoring coming on stream once radar development work is completed at the airport.

Kent Espersen, Brüel & Kjær's European Sales Manager for airports said: "We are very pleased to provide NoiseDesk to its first European airport enabling the airport to develop whilst managing its environmental impact. As NoiseDesk is built on top of our flagship ANOMS airport noise monitoring system, there is a clear upgrade path as the airport develops to meet demand in the future."

NoiseDesk was chosen because its web-based interface was easy to use and designed to transport the operator through the workflow needed to accomplish the common airport noise abatement techniques such as track keeping, noise fines, complaint handling and activity reporting.

About Brüel & Kjær

Brüel & Kjær is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of sound and vibration measurement systems. Brüel & Kjær helps its customers measure and manage the quality of sound and vibration in their products and in the environment. Focus areas are aerospace, space, defence, automotive, ground transportation, airport environment, urban environment, telecom, and audio.

Brüel & Kjær has an unparalleled portfolio of sound and vibration equipment, and is a renowned deliverer of innovative instrumentation, including sound level meters, microphones, accelerometers, conditioning amplifiers, calibrators, noise and vibration analysers and software. To see the full range of products and systems, please visit

Brüel & Kjær also runs a variety of training courses, from basic introductions to noise and it's effects to more specialised classes teaching customers how to get the most out of their equipment. Free, online training courses - conducted by our expert engineers - run throughout the year too. For all course registration details visit

Brüel & Kjær is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc ( which has annual sales of £902m and employs around 6,000 people worldwide across its four business segments. Brüel & Kjær has 1,050 employees worldwide, and is represented by sales offices in 55 countries.

For additional information please contact:

Heather Wilkins

Marketing Coordinator

Bruel & Kjaer

Telephone: 01763 255 780



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