IAPBA works with global air-traffic control and management, Aviation Environment, Coalition for Sustainable Aviation and Sustainable Aviation for a Cleaner, Quieter and Smarter aviation.
From bizliner’s to business jets, private aircraft, turboprops and helicopters; much of the flying by private and business aviation is often at low level which can be more intrusive than commercial aviation due to lower level flying for longer periods.
Helicopters generate a unique set of noise problems and little if any provision may be made for community consultation and engagement around heliports.
Whilst protecting the interests of our members and our industry, we assist in the setting of policy and performance trials to minimize the impact of noise and environment.
The trials of no fly zones by commercial aviation and airports globally assists residents through the use of precision navigation, and Standard Instrument Departure routes allow departing aircraft to not only climb more quickly, but also follow a defined route much more accurately.
The use of PBN (performance-based navigation) technology makes best use of today’s modern aircraft and engine capabilities, meaning aircraft can climb more quickly, descend later and follow routes with much great accuracy, all of which reduces noise and CO2 emissions.
Precision RNAV (otherwise known as RNAV1) uses the aircraft’s Flight Management System (FMS) to fly routes with an accuracy of 1 mile or better. These routes can be designed to optimize trajectory for fuel burn, noise, air traffic control capacity and safety without being constrained by the position of traditional ground based navigation aids.
With modern technology enabling aircraft to follow a defined route much more accurately, the concentration over a smaller area will radically reduce the number of people exposed to aircraft noise.
IAPBA believes that smart ATM (air-traffic management) is the key to reducing urban noise and unnecessary fuel-burn of routine and chartered business flights, whilst enabling private aviators to enjoy their past-time and protecting the interests of our members.