Airservices is Australia's air navigation service provider - we provide air traffic control, aviation rescue and fire fighting and air navigation services.

Short-term monitoring program

Airservices manages a short-term noise monitoring program which is an important addition to the Noise and Flight Path Monitoring System (NFPMS). Portable noise monitors can be deployed for a limited (one to 12 months) period of time, typically three months. They allow data to be obtained from locations that do not require permanent noise monitoring or where a permanent monitor cannot be installed.

The results can be used to:

  • detail noise impacts on communities
  • validate noise modelling
  • measure the impact of changes in procedures (for example, a flight path modification)
  • provide evidence to inform decisions on permanent monitoring locations.

Decisions on locating temporary noise monitors take into consideration:

  • community feedback
  • reviews of the noise monitoring network that have identified potential gaps
  • modelling of potential new procedures and their impacts.

Airservices consults with communities on the locations of short-term noise monitors. Information gathered by short term noise monitoring can be accessed either by WebTrak or via published reports on deployments.