The Noise Airport Committee, set up in accordance with art. 5 of DM 31/10/97 "Method of measurement of airport noise" and formed by ENAC (the Italian Civil Aviation Authority), ENAV (the ATS provider), Ministry of Environment, ARPA Piemonte (Regional Environment Protection Agency), Region of Piedmont, Province of Turin, the Municipalities of Caselle Torinese, San Francesco al Campo, San Maurizio Canavese, Airlines and SAGAT, on 16th January 2013 approved the noise zoning for Torino Airport.
The area around the airport has been classified, as required by Italian airport noise regulation, in three areas (A, B and C) characterized by increasing thresholds of airport noise levels allowed and corresponding types of settlements allowed.
The so-called "planning approach" has been applied to define the portions of the territory included in these noise zones (A, B and C). This approach represents the most modern methodology to balance the airport development plan with the land-use plans of neighboring municipalities. It allowed to join the protection and development of the territory with the expected growth of the airport in the future years.
In particular, the zones A and B affect a limited area of the territory of neighboring municipalities (Caselle Torinese, San Francesco al Campo and San Maurizio Canavese), while zone C is completely confined within the airport.
SAGAT’s strategy to guarantee compatibility between development of air traffic and the acoustic climate around the airport comprises the following activities and investments:
installation of an airport noise monitoring system;
study of acoustic impact around the airport and simulations using INM software;
activation of a computer system for reception and management of complaints by neighbouring communities;
application of noise abatement measures;
participation in the works of the Noise Airport Committee;
participation in actions promoted by ISPRA (Higher Institute for Environmental Protection and Research) for the study of simulation models and monitoring techniques.