EASA finalises guidelines on noise measurements for drones below 600 kg

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is pleased to announce the release of its guidelines to establish the noise levels of drones below 600 kg, which aim at providing harmonized procedures to measure the noise of drones used in the low and medium-risk operations of the ‘specific’ category.

This release expands on the initial public consultation phase, after collecting around 90 comments from UAS manufacturers, operators, academia and national aviation authorities.

In addition to the guidelines, EASA is also providing a template for a typical noise report that applicants or declarants can use to submit noise data, as well as a self-explanatory spreadsheet assisting the noise adjustment procedures.

If you wish to measure and report UAS noise levels according to these procedures, please submit the data to noise [at] easa.europa.eu with the [UAS Noise] mention in the email subject.