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Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 24th May 2022.

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Photo of Tony Devenish Tony Devenish Conservative

What is the Met doing to reduce helicopter use and noise over London?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The MPS recognise that helicopters can cause disturbance to local communities, and they do work to minimise this. Police helicopters in London are run through a national police collaboration, the National Police Air Service (NPAS). It is recognised that the fleet is aging and there are plans in place to replace existing helicopters with new ones. London should be the first place to benefit from these new aircraft, which should be servicing London within the next two years. These new helicopters will be quieter and more fuel efficient than the existing fleet, which will reduce the disturbance caused.