Airservices proactively works with the airport and the community to investigate, trial and implement changes to improve aircraft noise outcomes.
When considering flight path changes that have the potential to provide noise improvements, safety is always the primary consideration. The efficient operation of the airport is also a key factor taken into account. The effect on the community of any proposal is always considered holistically. Proposals that shift noise from one part of the community to another generally are not considered to be noise improvements unless they clearly provide a reduction in overall noise impacts.
Information about Air Traffic Management and how airspace works is found on the Airservices Australia website here.
Investigations conducted at Melbourne Airport include:
Community Aviation Consultation Group (CACG) meetings are independent forums where community members and organisations can raise opinions and issues. These meetings address planning and development issues as well as operational matters such as aircraft noise and provide an opportunity for communication and consultation, although may not be public forums.
Airservices attends the Melbourne Airport Community Aviation Consultation Group (CACG) meetings to provide information to the community and assist in discussions on aviation matters.