A: A comprehensive guide to strategies around noise management, as well as initiatives and efforts undertaken locally and globally to reduce the effects of aircraft noise can be found here.
A: There are a number of ways to view flights paths used for arriving and departing aircraft. You can select from:
A: Much of the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) effort to address aircraft noise over the past 40 years has been aimed at reducing noise at its source.
Aircraft and helicopters built today must meet the noise certification standards adopted by the Council of ICAO. The initial standards for jet-powered aircraft designed before 1977 were included in Chapter 2 of Annex 16.
Subsequently, newer aircraft were required to meet the stricter standards contained in Chapter 3 of the Annex.The Boeing 737-300/400, Boeing 767 and Airbus A319 are examples of Chapter 3 aircraft types. In June 2001 the Council adopted a new Chapter 4 noise standard, more stringent than that contained in Chapter 3.
Starting 1 January 2006, the new standard became applicable to newly certificated aeroplanes and to Chapter 3 aeroplanes for which re-certification to Chapter 4 is requested. No Chapter 2 aircraft operate into or out of Brisbane Airport.
A: Airservices manages complaints and enquiries about aircraft noise. Contact the Noise Complaints and Information Service on 1800 802 584 (freecall) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A: The times at which international flights arrive or depart Brisbane are set by ‘hub’ airports, which are responsible for scheduling air traffic worldwide, i.e. Singapore or Dubai.
Brisbane is not a hub airport and must meet the schedules as prescribed by these other ports if Brisbane passengers are to have convenient connections overseas.
A: Unlike Brisbane, some capital city airports are located very close to residential communities. Cities such as Sydney, the Gold Coast and Adelaide are curfewed because of this proximity.
If a curfew was in place in every capital city airport then essentially Australia would be closed for global business between 11pm and 6am.Brisbane Airport’s substantial buffer zones, proximity to Moreton Bay and night-time operational procedures provide the means for it to operate 24/7.
In fact, when the Australian Government selected the new site for the airport in 1988 it was envisaged it would be able to operate 24/7 because of its many natural advantages.