AIRPORT NOISE CONTROL-CAN COMMUNITIES LIVE WITHOUT IT? CAN AIRLINES LIVE WITH IT?

The impact of aircraft noise on communities surrounding airports is a matter of local and national concern. After reviewing conflicting views concerning the proper solution to the noise problem, it is argued that application of present technology can drastically reduce the detrimental impact of aircraft noise, while striking a balance between the interests of the community and the air industry. To achieve this solution, the necessity of uniting the disciplines of law, science, politics and economics into a singular effort is noted. A unique proposal by creating federal standards of allowable noise impact levels, or "airport noise classes," is presented. In addition, this proposed enables local communities to participate by selecting the class of noise of the particular airport; thus there is the flexibility and balance between local and national interests that is essential if present technology is to be utilized in a politically acceptable and economically fleasible system of airport noise reduction.

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    Southern Methodist University

    School of Law
    Dallas, TX  USA  75222
  • Authors:
    • VITTEK, J F
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

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  • Accession Number: 00155553
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM