Noise Abatement Program

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NBAA's Noise Abatement Program

Through the Noise Abatement Program it established in 1967, NBAA has long promoted safe, standardized and uncomplicated operating procedures that are effective in reducing noise exposure. In 2015, NBAA revised the program for the first time in decades to reflect how technological advances have affected modern operating requirements.

When available, pilots should utilize their company’s recommended noise abatement departure and arrival procedures or those recommended by the aircraft manufacturer for their specific aircraft. When airport or aircraft-specific procedures are unavailable, operators are encouraged to use NBAA’s recommended noise abatement procedures, which are suitable for any aircraft type and airport operating environment.

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SoCal Helicopter Operators Get Boost From FAA
May 27, 2016
The FAA took a strong stand in support of the many voluntary efforts being made by area helicopter operators to reduce their noise footprint, denying four requests made by the Los Angeles Area Helicopter Noise Coalition for additional rules. The FAA cited the significant progress already made by helicopter operators, the complexity of the Southern California airspace, and geographic, topographic and climate limitations as the primary reasons for dismissing the petitions. "We applaud the FAA for their leadership on Southern California helicopter issues," said Stacy Howard, NBAA's Western regional representative. Learn more about the the FAA’s decision.