NOISE BURDENS AT US AIRPORTS
An assessment of the magnitude of the community impact of aircraft noise in the year 1975 is made through a study of 52 U.S. airports. The calculations are based upon a simplified prediction model. It is estimated that in that year approximately 2.5% of the national population would have been seriously annoyed by the noise of commercial aircraft operations. The good neighborliness of airports is assessed in terms of the noise burden factor which is defined as the number of man-days of annoyance per passenger movement. Nearly 50% of the sample yield factors of less than 1.0 which is suggested as a reasonable planning target. The effect of the introduction of the larger, quieter wide-bodied aircraft is estimated to more than halve average noise burden factors between the years 1970 and 1975.
Loughborough University of TechnologyDepartment of Transport Technology
- Deva-Aditya, N J
- OLLERHEAD, J B
- Publication Date: 1977-3
- Pagination: 59 p.
- TRT Terms: Aircraft noise; Aircraft operations; Annoyance; Civil aircraft; Tolerance (Physiology); Wide body aircraft
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Environment; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00180122
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: TT-7703
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM