ANO Annual Report 2018-2019

The 2018-19 financial year has been both rewarding and challenging with a considerable increase in complaints as well as a continuation of longer-term projects.

ANO Annual Report 2017-2018

2017-18 has been my first full year as Aircraft Noise Ombudsman and I am proud of our accomplishments. Highlights include:

ANO Annual Report 2016-2017

I am very pleased and excited to have been appointed as Aircraft Noise Ombudsman. In the five months since I began in the role I have been fascinated by the wide and varied range of issues that emerge in this field. Although new to aviation, I am not new to looking at the way government […]

ANO Annual Report 2015-2016

With the release of two significant reviews and a marked increase in the number of complaints received, 2015-16 has been a busy and productive year.

ANO Annual Report 2014-2015

Alongside our active monitoring of some bold noise improvement initiatives by Airservices Australia (Airservices), the 2014-15 period involved an expansion of our Charter. The Aircraft Noise Ombudsman (ANO) role now encompasses the management of military aircraft noise by the Department of Defence (Defence).

ANO Annual Report 2013-2014

“The past 12 months have been highly satisfying, with positive progress in all areas of the ANO charter.”

ANO Annual Report 2012-2013

The past 12 months have been in large part about helping Airservices Australia (Airservices) to bed in new processes and I am pleased this has led to real progress in pursuing some of the noise improvement opportunities raised by this office. Airservices has finalised all but three of our review recommendations and there were no […]

ANO Annual Report 2011-2012

Aircraft noise is not going to go away and remains a key challenge for an industry that is forecasting high levels of growth. In Australia, the fly-in, fly-out sector is forecast to increase 27% by 2017 , along with passenger growth over the next five years expected to increase by 20%, and 50% by 2020.