Who is responsible for aircraft noise management?

Perth Airport only has direct control over the management of ground-based aircraft noise.  Watch this video to hear about the other organisations responsible for managing aircraft noise, including the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Airservices Australia and Perth Airport, and how Perth Airport keeps the community informed.

Organisation Roles and Responsibilities
International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)
  • Establishes strict noise certification standards for new aircraft
  • Provides guidance on noise management strategy
  • Australia is a member state of ICAO
Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)
  • Independent statutory authority with responsibility for regulation of civil aviation operations in Australia
  • Provides overriding consideration to air safety
  • Responsible for airspace regulation through the Office of Airspace Regulation
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
  • Advises the Federal Government on the policy and regulatory framework for Australian airports and the aviation industry
  • Provides policy advice to the Minister on the management of aircraft noise
  • Provides regulatory oversight of the Air Navigation (Aircraft Noise) Regulations 1984 as they apply to aircraft which do not meet Australian aircraft noise standards
Airservices Australia
  • Provides Air Traffic Control (ATC) services
  • Manages and maintains aircraft navigation, surveillance, and noise monitoring infrastructure
  • Establishes flight paths at Perth Airport
  • Manages noise complaints and enquiries through the Noise Complaints and Information Service
  • Provides information on aircraft movements, runway and flight path usage and noise impacts using a range of noise descriptors
  • Conducts noise monitoring in communities surrounding Perth Airport
  • Reviews and endorses the Perth Airport ANEF for technical accuracy
Airlines and aircraft operators
  • Operate and maintain aircraft that meet the ICAO noise certification requirements
  • Implement noise abatement procedures principles for flight operations
Aircraft Noise Ombudsman (ANO)
  • Oversees the handling of aircraft noise enquiries and complaints by Airservices
  • Conducts independent reviews of noise complaint handling
  • Makes recommendations for improvements and changes where necessary and feasible
State and Local Government
  • State Government develop land use planning frameworks to prevent developments that are inappropriate having regard to aircraft noise
  • Local Governments implement State Government land use planning frameworks
Perth Airport
  • Manages operations at the airport
  • Develops and maintains infrastructure to support aircraft operations
  • Publishes a Master Plan with associated ANEF at least every five years
  • Develops a management plan for managing aircraft noise intrusion in areas forecast to be subject to exposure above significant ANEF levels
  • Applies an engine ground run management plan
  • Engages with the Perth Airport Community Forum (PACF), previously the Perth Airport Community Aviation Consultation Group (CACG), the Planning Coordination Forum and the Perth Airport Aircraft Noise Technical Working Group and broader community
Perth Airport Community Forum (PACF)
    • The Perth Airport Community Forum (PACF), previously referred to as the Perth Airport Community Aviation Consultation Group (CACG), works collaboratively to recognise and enhance:
  • the long-term sustainability and growth of Perth Airport
  • Perth Airport’s reputation as a responsible corporate citizen within the local and broader
    community, and
  • Perth Airport’s role as a major economic contributor for Western Australia
Planning Coordination Forum (PCF)
  • Supports effective engagement between Perth Airport and Government agencies on strategic planning issues, including land use and aircraft noise impacts
Perth Airport Technical Noise Working Group
  • Enables industry to initiate and evaluate operational changes while ensuring that the noise impact of those changes is considered and opportunities to improve noise outcomes are explored
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