993. Requirements as to noise-related operating restrictions.

At city airports1 and other civil airports which are within the United Kingdom2 and have a large volume of traffic3, rules and procedures for dealing with noise problems have to be followed4. The competent authority5 for a relevant airport6:

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    (1)     must for the purposes of dealing with noise problems at that airport adopt a balanced approach7;

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    (2)     may consider economic incentives as a noise management measure8;

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    (3)     must not impose a measure or a combination of measures which are more restrictive than is necessary to achieve the environmental objective established for the airport9 by that authority10; and

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    (4)     must