This website has been setup to provide clear and transparent information for our local communities who want to find out more about EANAB and be kept up to date with discussions and actions.
EANAB was created by Edinburgh Airport to facilitate two-way engagement between local communities and Edinburgh Airport through an independent and impartial forum. This will include advice, information provision and recommendations with the primary aim of minimising the impact of aviation noise on local communities.
Meetings, Minutes and Governance
EANAB holds meetings on the first Wednesday of every month.
Minutes of previous meetings can be viewed HERE.
To make sure work can be advanced in a timely manner, we have setup specialist subgroups to progress different aspects of our remit.
Subgroups setup so far are:
- AVIATION, ACP & NOISE MONITORING
- COMMUNITIES & EXTERNAL ENGAGEMENT
- EDUCATION & TRAINING
- HEALTH IMPACT
Their remit and the reports on their progress are available HERE.
|Glossary of Terms|
|ACP||Airspace Change Proposal|
|AIP||Aeronautical Information Publication|
|ANCON||The UK’s Aircraft Noise Contour model|
|A-weighting||A frequency weighting that is applied to the electrical signal within a noise- measuring instrument as a way of simulating the way the human ear responds to a range of acoustic frequencies.|
|CAA||Civil Aviation Authority|
|CAP1736||Civil Aviation Publication 1736. The CAA”s response of 30/11/18 to EANAB’s challenging of the validity of ERCD’s noise modelling undertaken on behalf of Edinburgh Airport for its airspace change proposal.EANAB does not accept all its conclusions.|
|dBA||Units of sound level on the logarithmic A-weighted scale|
|EACC||Edinburgh Airport Consultative Committee|
|ERCD||The CAA’s Environmental Research and Consultancy Department|
|GOSAM||The name of a flight departure route from EDI.GOSAM is primarily used by aircraft heading south from Edinburgh towards Carlisle.|
|GRICE||The name of a flight departure route from EDI. GRICE is used by approximately 5% of departures comprising mainly Scandinavian and Highland and Islands services and occasionally Middle East aircraft.|
|ICCAN||Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise (now defunct)|
|Lmax||Noise metric. The maximum A-weighted sound level (in dBA) measured during an aircraft fly-by.|
|NADP||Noise Abatement Departure Procedure|
|NAP||Noise Action Plan|
|NATS||National Air Traffic Services|
|Runways 06 & 24||Edinburgh Airport has one primary runway (Runway 06/24), which operates in two directions. When Runway 06 is in operation, aircraft arrive from the west and depart to the east. When Runway 24 is in operation, aircraft arrive from the east and depart to the west.|
|SEL||The Sound Exposure Level generated by a single aircraft at the measurement point, measured in dBA. This accounts for the duration of the sound as well as its intensity.|
|SID||Standard Instrument Departure route|
|TALLA||The name of a flight departure route from EDI. TALLA is primarily used by jet and all non-jet aircraft to all destinations except north.|
|WHO||World Health Organisation|