While various countries are continually endeavoring to make improvements in aviation noise control and prevention, we need to strengthen our endeavors to collect related literature and documents to serve as a reference for our country. Since there is still much room for improvement regarding the performance of various aviation noise monitoring stations and centers at airports in our country, the Project aims to assist county (city) governments in conducting performance check-up of aviation noise monitoring stations and centers, enhancing the quality of aviation noise monitoring, and formulating related improvement measures based on the results of those check-ups. In addition, the Project also needs to conduct training programs on INM7.0 and auxiliary tools for aviation noise data interpretation, as well as upgrade the functions of auxiliary tools for aviation noise data interpretation and update the “Aviation Noise Control Subsidy Databases” in order to make the information on noise control subsidies for airports transparent to the public. Therefore, the Project plans to collect the latest development of measures and practices in aviation noise control and environmental protection adopted at various international airports during the past 5 years, assist and guide county (city) governments to conduct performance check-up of various aviation noise monitoring stations and centers in order to enhance the quality of aviation noise monitoring, maintain and upgrade the functions of auxiliary tools for aviation noise data interpretation to serve as a reference for county (city) Environmental Protection Bureaus (EPBs) when conducting check-ups.
The results of 2012 Aviation Noise Control Project include:
1. Completed collecting policies, strategies and objectives on aviation noise control and environmental protection adopted by ICAO, EU and the environmental protection competent authorities of major countries in recent years, recommending future directions for related development in our country, and collecting the latest aviation noise evaluation indicators and standards implemented in major countries, as well as collecting and comparatively analyzing the literature and documents concerning the impact of aviation noise on the human body.
2. Completed assisting and guiding county (city) EPBs to conduct performance check-up of aviation noise monitoring stations and centers at four (4) airports.
3. Completed a coordination meeting on aviation noise monitoring check-up procedures.
4. Completed an explanation session for related improvement measures recommended based on check-up results.
5. Completed a training program on INM7.0.
6. Completed 3 batches of training course on auxiliary tools for aviation noise data interpretation.
7. Maintained and upgraded the functions of auxiliary tools for aviation noise data interpretation (including whether or not the name, type and width of flight progress field comply with definition, and the format of noise monitoring data per second/ hour/ day/ month/ season/ year (1) whether or not the name, type and width of the field comply with definition, (2) check-up of effective collection time (number of seconds), (3) check-up of event noise exposure.)
8. Updated the “Aviation Noise Control Subsidy Databases”.