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Australia to spearhead ICAO noise drive



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AUS i ' r IA TO Si utHEAD ? IO NOISE DRIVE

(Statement by the Hinister for Civil Aviation, Ni. R. W . Swartz)

Buenos Aires : Australia will spearhead a drive on aircraft noise

by the 116 member states of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

This was foreshadowed today in an address to the opening plenary

session of the 16^h assembly of !CIO by the Australian Minister for

Civil Aviation (Mr Swartz).

Mi. Swartz is leading a nine-man Australian delegation `rich includes

the Director-General (Sir Donald i^nderson).

Mr. Swartz said Australia agreed with the view that ICAO should

regard aircraft noise as a problem almost as important as safety regularity

and economic operation.

He added that Australia would move during the business sessions

that ICAO establish international standards and recommended practices to

govern aircraft noise.

This would give the problem the prominence it deserved, create a

better understanding of it and ensure uniformity in the application of

remedial measures throughout the aviation world.

C.' l ei; 4th Se p tember, 1968.