Riga Airport Noise Abatement Action Plan outlines the actions airport will take to ensure that it operates responsibly to manage the impact of aircraft noise on local community.
The activities of the Action Plan envisage the change of the aircraft flight paths in such a way that the number of the residents exposed to the excess noise generated by aircraft is reduced, the differentiation of the aircraft flight procedure according to their certified noise level, assessment of the aircraft training flight procedure and relocation of the environmental noise monitoring station from Babīte Village to Spilve Village. Action Plan also envisage the accreditation of the Airport Environmental Noise Laboratory and publishing of the measurement results of the environmental noise monitoring stations as of May 2014.
The working group of the Action Plan was comprised of the representatives of the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Civil Aviation Agency, Riga Airport, the air control authority VAS “Latvijas Gaisa satiksme”, the local governments of Mārupe regional communities, under the supervision of the director of Civil Aviation Agency Māris Gorodcovs. The public discussions of the Action Plan were conducted, in the course of which two meetings with the residents were held. The residents’ proposals are summarized and assessed in Annex 26 of the Action Plan.
The newest Action Plan has been approved on 10 December 2018.