ICCAN report on the future of noise management

This page contains our Report on the future of aviation noise management and supporting documents. 

When ICCAN was first established, we were asked to consider how aviation noise could be managed better going forward, as well as how the framework of regulation should evolve. 

We have undertaken a thorough review of the regulatory landscape and existing enforcement mechanisms relating to aviation noise, and found that the current framework in which airports, airlines and others operate is complex, hard to navigate, and it isnt always clear where responsibility or accountability lies.

To read ICCAN’s Report on the future of aviation noise management, please click on the links or button below. Supporting documents are under the image.

We have also today published ICCAN’s second Corporate Strategy 2021-2024 which sets out our goals and objectives for the next three years, as we seek to improve the way aviation noise is managed

Supporting documents

Drawing on our previous work, our extensive engagement with stakeholders, and our review of existing evidence, we identified eight policy areas that were fundamental to the management and understanding of aviation noise.

Our research into each of these policy areas, helping us build a case for change, is set out in a number of separate documents, which can be accessed below.  We have also produced an explanatory note to aid in the reading of these documents. 

The cases for change cover:

We have also produced a glossary of terms to explain the more technical or complex terms in our report and these documents. 

The Independent Commission on Civil Aviation noise ceased operating on 30 September 2021.

You can read the Government’s statement on ICCAN’s closure and Head Commissioner Rob Light’s letter to the Minister to learn more.

Any further questions about ICCAN’s work or aviation noise should be directed to the Department for Transport.