1.5-day course | Virtual & In-company training
- Understand what is involved in aircraft noise management
- Explore regulations and principles of noise management according to the ICAO balanced approach
- Gain detailed understanding of how noise can be measured and modelled, and its impacts quantified
What is Noise Management in Aviation?
Noise management in aviation refers to the implementation of strategies and measures to mitigate and minimise the impact of aircraft noise on surrounding communities and the environment. It involves the application of various techniques and technologies to reduce aircraft noise emissions, manage flight paths, and engage in dialogue with local communities to address concerns related to noise pollution.
This course is intended to help those who have an aircraft noise management responsibility to discharge their responsibility, and to help other stakeholders understand what is involved in aircraft noise management. It will give delegates a thorough grounding in the regulatory framework for aircraft noise control internationally and in the UK; noise mapping principles for assessing/quantifying noise and techniques for noise control and mitigation.
Following attendance, delegates will be aware of what they must do to effectively manage aircraft noise at a civil airport.
This course is suitable for:
- Airport Environment Managers
- Airspace change managers / consultancies
- Local Authority EHOs and Planners
- Government officials and analysts
- Overseas NAAs
- Local community stakeholders
- Noise consultants
This training course will include the following topics:
- Aviation noise fundamental concepts
- Airport noise effects, including noise exposure, noise impacts (annoyance, sleep disturbance and health impacts) and monetary valuation of aircraft noise
- Introduction to noise management, including ICAO Balanced Approach
- Noise Management regulation, including Operating Restrictions Regulation 2014/598 and END Noise Mapping Directive 2002/49/EC
- Assessment and quantification of aircraft noise including Minimum Noise Modelling Requirements CAP2091
- Noise control and mitigation
By the end of this course, through presentation and interactive discussion delegates will demonstrate:
- Awareness and understanding of the regulations and principles of noise management according to the ICAO balanced approach
- Understanding of the basics of aircraft noise and its effects on people
- A detailed understanding of how noise can be measured and modelled, and its impacts quantified
- Knowledge of noise management techniques and how they can be used to support assessing, mitigating and controlling aircraft noise
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
Meet your Instructors
Darren is a Chief Technical Noise Adviser for the UK CAA with more than 25 years experience in aviation noise management including noise modelling and assessment. In his role, Darren leads on providing technical advice on aircraft noise to support CAA and UK Government policy development and provides expert regulatory advice on environmental impacts of changes to airspace. Darren chairs the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Aircraft Noise Modelling Task Group (AIRMOD), and is a respected member of ICAO’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) working groups where he is coordinating noise analysis of supersonic aircraft. He has been advising the UK Department for Transport (DfT) for many years on all aircraft noise and some emissions matters. Darren holds a BEng (Hons) degree in Aeronautical Engineering and a PhD in aircraft noise. He is a co-author of the aeronautical engineering textbook, 'Civil Jet Aircraft Design'.
Kay is a Principal in the International Group within the UK CAA, specialising in noise effects research. In her role Kay is responsible for managing projects involving analysis and research on the health effects of aircraft noise on humans, including annoyance, cardiovascular disease, sleep disturbance and cognitive effects. Her work is used by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) to assist in formulation of public policy. Kay is a member of the Aircraft Noise Management Advisory Committee (ANMAC) working group, and Airspace Noise Engagement Group (ANEG) where she advises on technical noise and health concepts. Prior to joining the UK CAA, Kay was a researcher at the University of Surrey in the Surrey Sleep Centre and School of Biomedical Sciences, working on studies into biological clock genes, circadian rhythms and sleep. She was also a Teaching Assistant on BSc (Hons) Psychology programme at Liverpool John Moores University and as a guest lecturer at Roehampton University MSc courses.
Ed is Head of Environmental Research and Consultancy Department for the International Group, UK CAA. Ed has 17 years’ experience in acoustics and environmental noise including aircraft noise modelling and assessment, policy development and aviation noise management. In his role, Ed works closely with the UK Department for Transport (DfT) providing technical advice to support noise management and policy development. He also oversees aviation noise modelling and management work for commercial clients. Prior to joining the UK CAA, Ed provided aviation noise consultancy to airports and local authorities, and ongoing advice to the Greater London Authority on noise matters. Ed holds a Masters degree in Engineering, is a Chartered Engineer and a Corporate Member of Institute of Acoustics (MIOA).
This course can only be attended virtually online. At present, this course is not delivered in-person at one of our training venues.
- Instructor-Led Virtual Course: Enjoy the flexibility of attending this training remotely from your home or office with our live virtual course. Engage in interactive learning from anywhere in the world. We usually use WebEx or Zoom for our virtual courses.
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There is no formal preparation for this course; however, we would encourage further reading of CAP 1165 and 2091 and familiarisation with current operating restrictions and directions relating to noise.
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