Strategic noise maps

Strategic noise maps are a tool designed to help assess exposure to noise in a given area.

Strategic Noise Maps (SNM) evaluate the overall exposure to noise in a given area due to the existence of different sources of noise, or make overall predictions for that area, in order to make a common diagnosis of the overall noise situation in the European Union.

Their creation and management are governed by Directive 2002/49/EC, of 25 June, on the assessment and management of environmental noise, and the Spanish Noise Act, Law 37/2003 of 17 November, expanded by Royal Decrees 1513/2005, 1367/2007 and 1038/2012.

These regulations establish that Strategic Noise Maps must be created and reviewed every 5 years for major airports, understood to be civil airports exceeding 50,000 commercial movements a year, counting both takeoffs and landings, and excluding training flights in light aircraft.

For this reason, in accordance with the applicable legal requirements, Aena makes the documentation created for the second phase and review of the SNMs of its large airports available to the public. It is structured as follows:

  • Technical Report.
  • Plans.
  • Appendices.

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