EASA - 13.10.2022

EASA publishes first guidelines on noise level measurements for drones below 600kg

Source: EASA

13 October 2022

Drone operations and regulations
Hardware and technical innovations

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published guidelines to establish the noise levels of drones below 600 kg, the first proposal worldwide for this, applicable to a wide variety of drone designs, including multicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and powered-lift aircraft. These guidelines aim at providing harmonised procedures to measure the noise of drones used in the low and medium-risk operations of the ‘specific’ category. This will contribute to a high, uniform level of environmental protection and prevent significant harmful effects of noise on human health in the EU, as mandated by the EASA Basic Regulation.