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May 26, 2010

Sydney Airport: a noise annoys … at least till after the elections

Before last Friday, Airservices Australia intended to introduce straight line "glide in" lower noise approaches to Sydney Airport by the end of the year. But that ruins the fun for pollies in Canberra, who decide just who gets more loud jets in which electorates.

Ben Sandilands — Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands

Editor of Plane Talking

The truth about yet another SMH scare story about noise at Sydney Airport is a tangled tale of political caution and  knee-jerk reactions.

Before last Friday, Airservices Australia intended to introduce straight line “glide in” lower noise approaches to Sydney Airport by the end of the year, in a procedure called RNP or required navigation performance.

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  1. Ray Johnson

    This sounds like a fabulous development. Apparently you can also get another 12 aircraft movements an hour. The curfew could run from 9 pm to 7 am now. It’s a win win.

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