The CAA is looking at how we can influence the aviation industry’s noise performance, and we would like to hear from people impacted by aviation noise to get a better understanding of what you would like us to do about noise.
Answering these questions will help us to understand which areas people who are affected by aviation noise would like us to focus on, and therefore help to define our work programme. However, we will not always be able to act, and at the moment we are looking at how we use our existing powers to improve noise.
This review relates to our broad role on noise management. Separately, we are working to ensure our airspace change decision-making process includes appropriate evidence about noise and appropriate engagement with people impacted by aviation noise. As that work is already under way, it isn’t covered by this review, which is looking at further work we may undertake, once we have identified what is important to people.
Why We Are Consulting
We intend to use this information to inform how we use our existing powers to improve noise performance in the coming years. If we believe that we, or another organisation, need more powers to influence the things that matter most to people, we will explain why this is the case when we publish a response.
This consultation will also be considered by Pitstone Parish Council as their meeting on 30 November 2017, where residents are able to put their views to councillors during the public session, ahead of the members debate.