This report examines the role of economic disincentive as an inducement to noise abatement. The particular disincentive analyzed is a system of noise emission charges (NEC) which is imposed at airports on commerical aircraft operations which are above maximum noise emission allowances. The methodology developed is in the form of a mathematical programming (MP) model which seeks to minimize the total cost of a disincentive-based policy. Preliminary analyses conducted with the model indicate (qualitatively) that the method of noise emission charges, administered at the airport level on operations exceeding the current noise emission standards, is an economically feasible method for inducing noise abatement. The single most critical assumption underlying this conclusion is that if the NEC administration is voluntary, then a sufficient number of airports must impose the charges. The modeling concept presented is suitable for the analysis of a broad spectrum of aviation economic policy related issues. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, AD-A081 159. Prepared in cooperation with Ketron, Inc., Wayne, PA, Rept. no. KFR-1350-1-1. Availability: Microfiche copies only.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Computer Sciences Corporation

    1616 North Fort Myer Drive
    Arlington, VA  United States  22209

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Airport Technology Research and Development Branch
    Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405
  • Authors:
    • Spiegel, A
    • Shepherd, R A
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

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  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-AEE-79-8-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA78WA-4163
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 2002 12:00AM