You may require this certification or permit if you intend to operate an aircraft in Australia. All aircraft operated in Australia are required to comply with noise regulations. If your aircraft meets the noise standards it can be issued with a certificate that allows it to operate. If your aircraft does not meet the noise standards you can instead apply for a permit to operate it anyway.
Some aircraft are automatically deemed to be certified based upon advice from their manufacturer. If your aircraft's flight manual contains a statement that the aircraft complies with the relevant Australian noise laws or regulations then there is no need for you to apply for any further assessment.
If your aircraft is not certified by its manufacturer then you must obtain a certificate by showing that the aircraft complies with the noise standards.
You may be exempt from the requirement to hold a certificate if your aircraft is either:
- a state aircraft
- a hot air balloon
- a propeller-driven aircraft that is specifically designed, and used exclusively for, aerobatic, firefighting, agricultural or environmental operations.
If your aircraft is not exempt and you have not been able to obtain noise certification, then in order to operate the aircraft you must apply to the Agency for a permit to operate without a certificate.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.