7.3 Engine testing
Engine ground running events are on a downward trend at Dublin Airport as older types of aircraft that require more testing are replaced with modern aircraft types. However, there will continue to be a requirement for engine ground running to satisfy the need for testing of aircraft power plant for those planes that operate and are maintained at Dublin Airport. Where there is a requirement for engine testing, this operation should be carried out in suitable locations to reduce impact on populated residential areas.
ENGINE TESTING OBJECTIVES
Minimise the noise from engine testing activities by seeking to locate site engine ground running in suitable locations to reduce impact on populated residential areas. Any future planning proposals shall include a noise impact assessment and noise mitigation measures to ameliorate noise.