D2.5 – Critical review of Balanced Approach Implementation across EU Member States
This report presents an assessment of Balanced-Approach implementation by airports across European Member States. The main aim is to identify the range of operational improvements, land-use planning interventions and operational restrictions introduced by airports to address specific noise management challenges.
The research was conducted via in-depth case studies across 12 airports and one community organisation, using publicly available documentation and stakeholder interviews at each organisation. The result is 13 thorough case studies on the adoption of Balanced Approach at each airport, and specifically the implementation of a noise abatement intervention relating to the three Balanced Approach pillars of Land-Use Planning, Operational Procedures, and Operating Restrictions.
D2.6 – Overview of the use of noise footprints for different operational, planning and communication purposes
This ANIMA Deliverable sets out to review available noise metrics and tools to help identify effective and ineffective practice with the aim of informing the development of a Best Practice portal designed to assist airports to make the best use of noise modelling tools and their outputs.
It concludes that it is impossible to define best practice noise metrics on the basis of evidence from systematic assessments. Thus, given the absence of the latter it is only possible to define the principles of best practice in the selection and use of noise information. These are that when establishing how best to communicate noise, airports and others with authority over noise management should engage with stakeholders throughout the process of Balanced Approach interventions.
D2.8 – Critical review of policy and practice in other noise-affected sectors
This deliverable examines how far means and tools for measuring, modelling and communicating noise exposure in the different other sectors (rails, roads, industry noise) are relevant for implementing mitigation and reduction strategies for aviation noise. It is based on a broad review of 10 case-studies across the other sector