Aviation Noise Pollution

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Aviation Noise Pollution

By | May 2013
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Good evening to all, hope you had enjoyed the dinner. For me, I had a high quality dinner just now and this brings me to share with you about the recent endorsement on the Population White Paper by the Parliament. In Chapter 5 of the Population White Paper mentioned about “A High Quality Living Environment”. Being a developed country, Singaporeans nowadays are more concerned about the Quality of Life. Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) issues have also been addressed in this recently endorsed White Paper, this includes the addition of Health and Community Facilities to be build progressively in order support the expected 6.9 million population.

I would like to take this opportunity to share with you the key issues on how our aviation industry address the Health Related Quality of Life with regards to Noise generated around the airport vicinity and how it affect the nearby resident. Not forgetting how our Aviation industry is related to our Tourism industry.

The Aviation industry in Singapore plays a part in the Health Related Quality of Life issues, especially in the increase of aircraft noise around the airport vicinity. According to the facts and figures released by World Health Organization, there are a number of health effect causes by noise such as

Sleep disturbance ;
Cardiovascular effects;
Damage to work and school performance;
Hearing impairment;

Since the residents around the airport are constantly subjected to the aircraft noise, therefore they could be experiencing these health effects. For the past 20 years in aviation industry, enormous effort and focus have been put in to reduce aircraft noise during the development of new aircraft. Although new technologies have managed to reduce the noises generated from aircraft significantly, but still, there have been a number of complaints received every year on aircraft noise from the resident living around Singapore Changi Airport. This increasing in number noise compliant from...