Expanding Ways to Describe and Assess Aircraft Noise

A number of new ways to describe aircraft noise have been developed in recent years in response to public requests for more comprehensible aircraft noise information. These are described in a Discussion Paper released by the Department entitled ‘Expanding ways to describe and assess aircraft noise’

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Comments on the ideas put forward in this paper would be valued. These may be sent to:

General Manager
Aviation Environment Branch
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
GPO Box 594

Fax: (02) 6274 7804
Email: scott.stone@infrastructure.gov.au


The data which has been used for the development of the graphical presentations in this paper was provided by Airservices Australia and the individual airports. This assistance is gratefully acknowledged as is that of the persons and organisations who made detailed comments on the draft of the paper.

This paper was prepared by a team from the Sydney Environment Section in the Airports Operations area of the Department:
Dave Southgate (team leader), Rob Aked, Nick Fisher and Greg Rhynehart

Scott Stone
General Manager
Aviation Environment Branch


Last Updated: 9 July, 2014