Since 2008, airsight has carried out aircraft noise calculations as well as the creation of data acquisition systems in accordance with the German Aircraft Noise Act as part of planning approval processes for a major german airport. According to the German Aviation Act, a planning approval procedure must be carried out for major infrastructure changes at airports (e.g. apron extensions). Within the planning approval process, the effects of these infrastructure changes on aircraft noise exposure in the vicinity of the airport must be discussed. Data collection and aircraft noise calculations are carried out in accordance with the German Aircraft Noise Act.
The following work was carried out by airsight for the airport:
Creation of data acquisition systems according for baseline and forecast scenarios
- Analysis of aircraft movements as input variables for aircraft noise calculation
- Analysis of night aircraft movements
- Creation of forecast scenarios
- analysis of runway utilization and operating direction distribution
- Description of flight paths (incl. corridors) according to AzD using flight progress data (radar data)
- Allocation of aircraft movements to flight routes
- Aircraft noise calculation according to AzB
- Quality assurance (QA)
- Noise mapping
The results and the methodical procedure for the data acquisition generated by airsight were discussed in the course of discussion and negotiation meetings as well as in public (e.g. processing of objections).
With reference to the Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC, airsight supports airports and aviation authorities in noise mapping of aircraft noise (according to CNOSSOS-EU using ECAC Doc 29 methodology) as well as noise action planning.
If you would like to learn more about airsight's services related to sustainable aviation and aircraft noise, please visit our Sustainable Aviation page. We also look forward to receiving your email on any aircraft noise related issues you would like to discuss with us!