NOISE ABATEMENT AT GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORTS-A REGULATORS DILEMMA

Conflicts between land use policy and noise abatement procedures instituted at general aviation airports in Massachusetts are discussed. The noise levels at which complaints from residents of the airport vicinity occur are given for both touch-and-go training operations and normal arrivals and departures. In addition, the effect of reducing noise exposure levels by five to nine decibels, the reduction required to eliminate residents' complaints, is assessed. Modified definitions of unacceptable noise levels and the development of mechanisms to control land use around airports are also considered.

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  • Pagination: p. B621

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180129
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM