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Sunshine Coast Post Implementation Review – Terms of Reference

The Aircraft Noise Ombudsman (ANO) has received a large number of representations from the public regarding Airservices Australia’s (Airservices’) Terms of Reference for the Post Implementation Review of the flight paths at Sunshine Coast Airport. These representations appear to have occurred following a resolution by the Board of Airservices Australia (the Board) that the Terms of Reference be agreed between Airservices and the ANO.

New Aircraft Noise Ombudsman appointed

Airservices Australia’s Chairman John Weber has, on Monday, announced the appointment of Mr Kieran Pehm as Australia’s next Aircraft Noise Ombudsman.

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 the changes, and their impacts on residents, continue to unfold as seasonal variations in Hobart make for different concentrations of runway use and therefore different concentrations of aircraft noise.

Appointment of Aircraft Noise Ombudsman

Airservices Chair Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) has today announced the appointment of Ms Narelle Bell as Australia’s next Aircraft Noise Ombudsman. Ms Bell will take up her appointment on 8 February 2017.