As air traffic levels continue to increase, managing noise is increasingly challenging. The entire aviation industry recognises the need to work together to meet this challenge, to safeguard the future viability of aviation operations.

International advice on aircraft noise

A balanced approach to guide the management of aircraft noise has been developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The Australian aviation industry is committed to using this approach to manage aircraft noise with all industry stakeholders playing their part.

The Balanced Approach addresses aircraft noise management in the following ways:

  • quieter aircraft
  • land-use planning and management
  • selection of preferred routes and runways to ease noise
  • operating restrictions on aircraft including caps, curfews and quotas.

Further information on the role of each organisation in managing aircraft noise is available in the Who is responsible for what section of this website.