The study described is based on a detailed examination of the noise conditions at eight airports in Massachusetts, known as airports with noise problems. The goals were to define objectively unacceptable levels of aircraft noise and to determine what kinds of airport activity lead to noise problems and also what means could be used to reduce the noise impact of airport operations. It was found that group reactions to noise environments are strongly influenced by their perceptions of the circumstances. For example, communities question the need for extensive touch-and-go training operations and are less tolerant of these operations than they are of normal arrivals and departures. Similarly, communities are mistrustful of activities they do not understand and appear to complain more frequently about a given level of exposure when they felt that they are unable to influence the policy of airport operations.

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  • Pagination: p. 99-102

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155774
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Aerospace Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM