Roof Damage

Birmingham Airport runs a Vortex Protection Scheme to protect homes around the Airport from aircraft wake vortex damage.

Facts about Aircraft Wake Vortices

At Birmingham less than 0.005% of flights cause vortex damage. The majority of strikes are concentrated in small areas very close to the runway ends. Only properties with pitched roofs are affected.

Eligibility Criteria

Every house which has been damaged by a Birmingham vortex strike, or is damaged in the future, is eligible for vortex protection. The only criteria is that damage has to be verified at the time by the Airport Company Assessor. The damage is very specific in nature and the assessor can quickly identify whether it has been caused by an aircraft operation.

What should I do if I believe my property has suffered Aircraft Wake Vortex Damage? 

Suspected vortex strikes should be reported immediately to Birmingham Airport on 0121 767 8585. Please note that this number is only able to deal with suspected wake vortex damage and all other aircraft noise related queries should be directed to the Airport through our dedicated online form which can be found here.

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