Investigation into the Improvement of the Management of Helicopter Noise
- The nature and extent of the concern about helicopter noise in the UK
- Rules and regulations governing operations
- Existing procedures for handling complaints
This project is investigating the issues and the extent of the reported concern over noise from helicopter operations in the UK. It will develop practical guidance on the management of helicopter noise, and recommended improvements on the handling of complaints. This project is funded by Defra.
Helicopter noise has a negative impact on the quality of life for many people. Effected populations are not just those living close to heliports, but include those exposed to noise from helicopters used by emergency services, the military, commercial companies and private individuals. One problem identified is that it is often difficult to complain about helicopter noise, since it is unclear which organisation is responsible for dealing with the complaint.The principle objectives of the research are to summarise and make recommendations on:
A meeting linked with the Institute of Acoustics was held at the University of Salford on the 6th Feb 2008 to discuss these issues. Please refer to a links below for further information or to download the meeting announcement.
IoA Meeting Announcement 6th Feb 2008 A meeting was held on 06/02/2008 at Salford to discuss helicopter noise management
Instructions to Delegates Details about the meeting including timetable and travel
Shawbury Other helicopter work at Salford
Civil Aviation Authority The CAA's FAQ on helicopter noise modeling
Britsh Helicopter Advisory Board The BHAB advises helicopter operators and pilots