Sub Groups

EANAB have setup specialist subgroups to progress different aspects of our remit. The subgroups setup so far are:


To establish the provision of accurate noise contour maps that reflect reality.

Noise monitoring to be able to:

  • Fine loud aircraft
  • Validate noise modelling
  • Provide real-time information about noise
  • Assist Communities in understanding the local noisescape

Reconciliation of EAL stated requirement to increase runway capacity against perceived present usage.

Incorporating Outer Airways group, in co-operation with EAL, ANS & NATS, to identify potential additional flightpaths that pass over unpopulated land areas or the sea, in order to mitigate aircraft noise by amending routes under local control and suggest additions to the framework of routes under NATS control.


Aviation Consultancy Sub Group Presentation

Noise Metrics and Potential Flight Profile Management Study


To assist our communities in understanding the To70 Findings Report the EANAB Aviation Consultancy Sub-Group has prepared the following brief report.

EANAB Commentary

Glossary of Terms

In line with the recommendation by the CAA in CAP1736, an external qualified party (To70) was commissioned to look at the validity of the input data to the ANCON noise model used to produced maps at EDI.
Concerns had been expressed about the use of vertical profiles based on London Gatwick departures and the use of nominal SID track rather than using radar-based measurement to describe the way aircraft are flown at EDI (track position, altitude and speed).
The report below shows that the concerns were justified and that the data input to the ANCON model to produce noise maps are not representative of operations at EDI.

To70 Findings report Edinburgh Airport Radar Track Analysis

Appendix A Key figures Edinburgh Airport

Appendix B comparison flight patterns and vertical profiles

Appendix C comparison with ANCON

For information these were the preliminary findings of the Aviation group:

Noise Mapping Uncertainty – part1

Noise Mapping Uncertainty – part2

SEL footprint vs monitor analysis


Progress update since meeting held with EAL on 26th April 2019

  • EAL has accepted the proposal from To70, an independent Aviation Consultancy, to carry out the work outlined in the minute of the 26 April meeting.
  • Following EAL’s release of the requested data to To70, the Sub-group has held several Skype sessions with To70, to refine what can be most usefully done with the data in the time available.
  • It is anticipated that initial reports resulting from this analysis should be available for posting on the website within the next few weeks.

Aviation Consultancy Minutes April 26th 2019



To form a meaningful liaison with EAL so as to realise the full potential of the EAL ACP in terms of mitigating noise issues for local communities



To create strategic goals for each sub group, which will help EANAB achieve its overall aims. Monitor performance of goals and report achievement of goals.

EANAB Strategic Aims 2021 – 2024



Maintenance and implementation of EANAB Terms of Reference (ToR), Code of Conduct (CoC), MAU, Complaints Procedure, Membership Record and other procedures requiring regular updating.

APPENDIX of relevant Governance documents.

Meeting Note 22nd June 2021

Meeting Note 9th June 2021

Meeting Note 19th May 2021



To understand and hence mitigate the impact of Aircraft Noise on Health

Health and Aircraft Noise Report



Complaints: To establish whether the present mechanisms for dealing with noise related complaints are effective

Fines: To ensure that the application of penalties is effective in minimising excessive noise incidents



EACC – To reinforce links with EACC

To check on how we can better engage with EACC and ask them to assist in communicating with ACOG, EAL, ATC etc.

ICCAN – To reinforce links with ICCAN

To enquire how we can better engage with ICCAN and what assistance ICCAN may be able to offer.