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Aircraft Noise

Runway means more noise, poll reveals

The severe noise pollution caused by aircraft flying throughout the night across north Lantau and the New Territories will get worse if a third runway is built, say concerned residents.

Monday, 18 July, 2011, 12:00am

Law was framed when factories dominated

Hong Kong's noise pollution laws are outdated and should be revamped, environmentalists say.

'The law is too old to reflect our aspirations for better and healthy living,' Green Power chief executive Dr Man Chi-sum said. 'It needs to be revamped, despite it being considered as a low priority by the government.'

16 May 2011 - 12:00am

Boom in air traffic fuels rise in noise complaints

Complaints about low-flying aircraft over Hong Kong have rocketed as the boom in air traffic leads to thousands more planes a year flying over densely populated areas as they take off from Chek Lap Kok.

12 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

No new departure arrangements

Your correspondent Tony Ostheimer asked if aircraft were now on a new flight path (South China Morning Post, August 15).

27 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

New flight path?

It may be my imagination but for the last week or two the noise from aircraft above the Causeway Bay, Tai Hang Road, Jardine's Lookout area of Hong Kong Island has been getting louder.

15 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Democrat urges new aircraft noise laws

A lawmaker has urged the Government to introduce new aircraft noise-control laws, including a ban on high-rise developments in affected areas.

Democrat Albert Chan Wai-Yip said a Civil Aviation Department proposal to outlaw certain old and noisy jets from May, introduced to Legco on Monday, was merely a catch-up exercise with other countries.

30 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Noise fury 'could have been eased'

AVIATION chiefs were surprised by the outcry over aircraft noise from residents not directly under Chek Lap Kok flight paths, legislators heard yesterday.

But while the Civil Aviation Department insisted it had acted in line with international noise control standards, an expert said prior consultation could have eased tension among the community.

20 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Safety factors keep flight paths unchanged

Flight paths which sparked noise complaints will not be altered because of airspace constraints and safety considerations.

23 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Alternative flight paths proposed to cut noise

Alternative flight paths planned in 1991 are the answer to the noise problem, a lobby group says.

However, the Civil Aviation Department says there is 'little scope' for change.

15 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

PLA promises to turn down noise

PLA helicopters will not fly at low altitudes around Sek Kong for much longer, commanders have told residents upset by the noise.

A PLA spokesman said the flights were aimed at familiarising pilots with the geography near the New Territories air base, and promised to try to minimise noise.

18 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

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