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Consultation on the evaluation of the Environmental Noise Directive
ERA response to end consultation 26 March 2016
EASA presentation on aircraft noise data collection July2016

Latest update 14 December 2016


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Latest update 14/12/2016: In July 2016 the Aviation Department of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) contacted ERA concerning the implementation of the so-called “Balanced Approach Regulation” (EU) No 598/2014, which has recently entered into force.
EASA has been designated by the European Commission as the responsible entity for collecting and making available aircraft noise performance information, under Article 7 of this Regulation, including aircraft noise certificates of all operators’ fleets in Europe.

ERA is coordinating its positions with IATA and the other European airline associations in order to support EASA in designing the system which will allow the collection and sharing of noise certificates at the EU level.  ERA has already expressed its concerns regarding the potential disclosure of commercially sensitive information and its opposition to any further burden imposed on air operators from the collection of noise-related data for their fleet.

EASA attended the October 2016 meeting of the Council for Environmentally Friendly Aviation (CEFA), chaired by ERA, to present and agree an acceptable data collection system limiting any possible cost to the operators to the lowest level, bearing in mind that the vast majority of noise-related information is already stored by national aviation authorities and EUROCONTROL.