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  • Airport deliveries

    Our airport noise monitoring partner Topsonic, has lately received orders for renewal of the airport noise monitoring system at Prague airport and Brussel airport in strong competition with other global suppliers. ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • Harmony Soars at AAAE Show

    This week, Harmony Enterprises was a featured exhibitor at the 90th Annual Exposition of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) in San Diego, CA. Harmony's Lane Powell and Nick Roberts set up their ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Topsonic

    Top score on technical solutions in combination with price and low maintenance cost was the key factor to win this prestigious project. Also Orland military air force base in Norway has appointed TopSonic to equip the airport with a similar noise monitoring system. Orland military air force base is the main air force base for the new F-35  stealth jet fighter recently purchased from Lockheed ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • Overflown communities demand government action to reduce aircraft noise

    With the General Election less than one month away, nearly 40 community groups representing hundreds of thousands of people, including many AEF members, today delivered a statement to Number 10 warning the next novernment that it must prioritise introducing tougher regulation to deal with the adverse impacts of aircraft noise. Charles Lloyd of the Aviation Communities Forum, who co-ordinated the ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • AEF hosts seminar on national airspace and Heathrow

    With several consultations open that will determine the direction of airspace and environmental policy for aviation in the coming years, AEF hosted a seminar in late April for communities to better understand the Government’s plans and help shape AEF’s response. Over 50 people gathered at SCI in London’s Belgrave Square to hear presentations from AEF staff, and from the No 3rd ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • Lower threshold for noise annoyance CAA study finds

    Alongside the draft NPS for airports and airspace change consultation, the government last week released the ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • Airspace proposals promise better community engagement but limited noise reduction

    The Department of Transport has launched a major consultation on reforming policy on the design and use of UK airspace. The proposals follow intense community pressure over recent years for the Government to act to prevent significant airspace changes being implemented without either consultation or ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • AEF event highlights aircraft noise and mental health link

    AEF and HACAN hosted a well attended event in Parliament this week which explored the relationship between aircraft noise and mental health. The event was chaired by Twickenham MP, Dr Tania Mathias. Dirk Schreckenberg, from the Centre for Applied Psychology, Environmental and Social Science in Hagen, Germany, provided a summary of the findings of the ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • Runway decision delayed following Brexit vote

    A Government decision on South East airport expansion has been delayed following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union and the announcement by David Cameron that he will step down as Prime Minister. Media reports ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • NoiseDesk helps CSIA Mumbai apply a balanced approach to noise management

    To reduce its noise impact on surrounding communities and comply with domestic and international aviation regulations, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA Mumbai) has subscribed to Brüel & Kjær’s NoiseDesk. NoiseDesk is a simple-to-use airport noise monitoring service that enables airports to implement a noise abatement program with minimal staff or up-front ...

  • Metropolitan Washington Airports authority implements enhanced aircraft noise event detection

    Historically, MWAA’s noise monitors determined aircraft noise events by identifying noise levels that exceeded a defined “noise event threshold” for a minimum duration. However, as aviation technology advanced, noise events associated with quieter aircraft were not always conveyed well using the defined threshold. Consequently, MWAA sought an improved methodology to detect ...

  • Long-term exposure to aircraft emissions causes premature death

    As well as contributing to the greenhouse effect, aircraft emissions have an important impact on air quality and human health. This study, which quantified the effect of civil aviation emissions across the globe, suggests they could be responsible for 16 000 premature deaths every year, at an annual cost of over €18 billion. The air quality costs of aviation were similar to its climate ...

  • ‘EU should work with US on aircraft emissions after EPA ruling’

    The US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has announced today that emissions from aircraft endanger human health, after being forced to issue a ruling due to a lawsuit filed by a number of US environmental groups. The EPA already found that greenhouse gases (GHGs) from cars and power plants were harmful to public health because of their climate impact. Due to the provisions in US law (the Clean ...

  • Brüel & Kjær and BridgeNet form business partnership to improve airports' management of community impact

    Brüel & Kjær today announced a partnership with California-based BridgeNet International to deliver more innovative and diverse products for airport customers. The alliance, the first in the new ANOMS Business Partner Network, will expand BridgeNet’s global reach and capitalize on the two companies’ strengths. Brüel & ...

  • Transport noise mitigation must consider the medical impacts

    People living close to road, rail and aircraft noise are likely to experience negative health effects. Long-term noise exposure may lead to problems with their heart and circulatory (cardiovascular) system and night-time noise is particularly disruptive of sleep patterns, which in turn may lead to cardiovascular health problems, a review of research into the effects of noise on cardiovascular ...

  • Aircraft noise at night can result in dysfunction of blood vessels and cause long-term cardiovascular disease

    Recent research into the impact of different levels of noise on 75 volunteers reveals that disturbed sleep caused by night-time aircraft noise can damage blood vessels and increase the levels of stress hormones. As these physical changes are potential pathways to high blood pressure, heart and circulatory disease over the long term, reducing night-time aircraft noise is important for preventing ...

  • The Battle Against Aircraft Noise

    There is good news for anyone living near or under a flight path of one of the UK’s airports this week. A report out from the Airport Operators’ Association (AOA) shows that UK airports are reducing noise pollution and carbon emission despite growth in passenger numbers. The AOA was keen to publish the report in response to political and ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Eindhoven Airport Enhances Communication With Community

    In order for Eindhoven Airport to grow, Eindhoven Airport made an agreement at the Netherland’s ‘Alderstafel’ advisory committee to enhance communication with the local community about airport operations, complaint handling and noise measurements. As part of this project, Eindhoven Airport and the working group under the ‘Alderstafel’ created a website ( ...

  • Aircraft noise at night may lead to long-term health impacts

    Exposure to aircraft noise at night for more than 20 years could increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, according to research conducted around six European airports. Risk also increased for those constantly exposed to road traffic, but this may have been caused by air pollution rather than noise. This study, part-funded by the EU-project ENNAH1, investigated the possibility of a link ...

  • Casper and Cirrus Environmental provide world-leading airport noise monitoring system

    Casper, the specialist in web-based visualisation and monitoring software for the aviation industry and Cirrus Environmental, a leading specialist in the design and manufacture of environmental noise monitoring solutions, today announced a partnership on airport noise monitoring. Casper Noise: Casper’s web-based noise ...


    By Casper BV

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