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Helicopters: Noise

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 46592, tabled on 15 September 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on implementing the proposal in the Aviation Policy Framework to ensure that the Civil Aviation Authority considers opportunities to mitigate helicopter noise when dealing with any relevant airspace change proposals when updating guidance on environmental objectives.

Answered on

11 October 2016

The Department for Transport (DfT) issued Air Navigation Guidance to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in 2014 which included consideration of helicopter noise. DfT will also be consulting on new Guidance to the CAA in due course, to accompany its review of airspace and noise policies.