Noise Modelling

2-day course | Classroom & In-company
  • Classroom courses in London Gatwick
  • Delivered by leading UK CAA experts on noise modelling
  • Explains the principles of noise modelling
  • Explores the end-to-end modelling process
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01/03/2022 London Gatwick £700.00 More than 5 places Book
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Course overview

Course Overview

This course is intended to help those who have a professional need to calculate aircraft noise exposure, or have responsibilities that include the request or use/interpretation of noise modelling data, to understand the principles of noise modelling and to gain experience of putting the principles into practice.

Who should attend?

  • Airport and airline environment managers and planners
  • Airspace change consultancies and analysts/Air traffic procedures consultants
  • Local Authority Environmental Health Officers and Planners
  • Government officials and analysts
  • Overseas NAAs
  • Local community stakeholders
  • Airport noise and land use consultants
  • Environmental consultancies, lobby groups and think tanks

Key topics

This training course will include the following topics:

  • What is aircraft noise modelling?
  • Applications – what noise modelling is used for and by whom?
  • Noise modelling standards (introduction to ECAC.CEAC Doc. 29)
  • Compliant models available
  • Aircraft noise and performance data
  • Horizontal flight tracks and vertical profiles
  • Noise calculation at spot points and across grids including interpolation
  • Data integrity and quality assurance
  • Future developments in noise modelling
  • Practical noise modelling exercises

Course objectives

By the end of this course, through presentation, interactive discussion and practical activities, delegates will:

    • Understand the principles of noise modelling
    • Understand the key considerations for preparing robust and proportionate model input data
    • Understand how to interpret and quality assure outputs from noise modelling
    • Have practical experience of the end to end noise modelling process, undertaking calculations for both individual and multiple aircraft operations


There are no pre-requisites for this course.


There is no formal preparation for this course; however, we would encourage familiarisation with ECAC.CEAC Doc.29, and further reading of CAP 2091.

Delivery Methods: Classroom

This course can delivered face-to-face in classroom at our London Gatwick training centre.

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We can also tailor this training courses to suit an organisation’s individual training requirements. These bespoke training packages can be delivered in the UK or at a client’s international location. Contact us for more information.

Course Type Course Name Start Date End Date Venue Cost Availability Book
Class Noise Modelling 01/03/2022 02/03/2022 London Gatwick £700.00 More than 5 places Book

Noise Modelling Instructors

Noise Modelling Instructors

Darren Rhodes

Noise Modelling Instructors

Ed Weston

Darren Rhodes

Noise Modelling
Noise Management

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'.


Ed Weston

Noise Modelling
Noise Management

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).

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