The National Police Air Service said it was "persistently lasered from the Horsfroth area" in the early hours of today.
In a tweet, the NPAS Carr Gate unit said: "Whilst searching for vehicle involved in previous pursuit we were persistently lasered from Horsforth area.
"The source was identified and officers guided in, very close to @LBIAirport.
"One detained and a green laser device recovered. Excellent response from local units."
A 49-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft, West Yorkshire Police today confirmed.