Although there are many sources of noise around an airport, the dominant source is due to aircraft operations, including taking off, landing, and taxi maneuvers. Monitoring is one of the few methods open to authorities involved in airport operation in order to control this noise. Several automatic monitoring systems now in use at world airports are discussed, together with the standards adopted for aircraft noise control. The most comprehensive system of monitoring is that proposed for the state of California. This system not only regulates individual noise levels, but also noise exposure boundaries around the airports. It is difficult to see how this system could be applied to an airport such as Heathrow, with its complex routeing system. The paper suggests how a compromise system could apply at this London airport, so that closer control of take-off and landing noise.

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  • Pagination: p. 141-146

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  • Accession Number: 00155905
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Aerospace Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM