ANO releases report on the Investigation into complaints about the flight paths associated with the Brisbane Airport new parallel runway
As of 30 June 2021, the ANO received 265 complaints regarding aircraft noise following the opening of Brisbane Airport’s new parallel runway. One complaint from the Brisbane Flight Path Community Alliance incorporated a survey of 2075 residents adversely affected. The ANO conducted a multi-complaints review of Airservices’ environmental assessment of the impact of the flight […]
Investigation into complaints about flight paths over East Melbourne
The complainants are community groups from inner Melbourne who complain about both noise from aircraft landing at Melbourne Airport and helicopter sightseeing flights.
Joint Statement (Airservices Australia – Department of Defence – Aircraft Noise Ombudsman)
Reasons for changes to the Aircraft Noise Ombudsman Charter Airservices Australia, the Department of Defence and the Aircraft Noise Ombudsman (ANO) have agreed to changes to the charter of the ANO to strengthen functions, powers and key investigatory and review processes.
Investigation into complaints about the introduction of new flight paths in Hobart
In September 2017 Airservices Australia implemented changes to flight paths for aircraft arriving and departing Hobart Airport. The changes included a Standard Instrument Departure (SID) and a Standard Arrival Route (STAR) for each end of the main runway. The changes altered many residents’ experience of aircraft noise in the broader Hobart area. The effects of […]
Revised ANO Charter published
The Aircraft Noise Ombudsman (ANO) is an independent administrative office that: a) reviews the handling of complaints or enquiries made to Airservices Australia (Airservices) or the Department of Defence (Defence) about Aircraft Noise; b) monitors and reports on the effectiveness of community consultation processes relating to Aircraft Noise undertaken by Airservices and Defence; c) monitors […]
Review of Defence’s Aircraft Noise Complaints Management System
The Aircraft Noise Ombudsman (ANO) elected to conduct a review of the Department of Defence’s (Defence’s) Aircraft Noise Complaints Management System (complaints management system).
Review of Defence’s Aircraft Noise Complaints Management System – Terms of Reference
To review the effectiveness of Defence’s handling of complaints relating to aircraft noise, and to recommend improvements where appropriate. This will include benchmarking against the requirements for ‘Operation of the Complaint Management System’ set out in Chapter 8 of the Australian/New Zealand Standard 10002:2014 “Guidelines for complaint management in organizations” (the Standard).
Investigation into Complaints about the Perth Noise Improvement Proposals
During the course of 2015 Airservices Australia (Airservices) proposed three significant changes to the management of air traffic to and from Perth Airport. The aim was to deliver improvements in the management of aircraft noise over residential areas. Two of these changes have been implemented. The third proposal will not proceed.
Review of Australian Super Hornet Flying Operations at RAAF Base Amberley
In January 2015, the Aircraft Noise Ombudsman (ANO), the Department of Defence (Defence) and Airservices Australia (Airservices) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which established the ANO as an independent review and complaints mechanism for Defence’s aircraft noise management.
Embracing Aircraft noise Complaints for a Sustainable Aviation Future
At many airports around the world people complaining about aircraft noise have stood in the way of the development of the aviation sector. Movement caps, curfews or other time-related operating restrictions, restrictions on noisy aircraft, and restrictions on where aircraft can fly have all limited the capacity of airports to work as efficiently and effectively […]