A Good Neighbour...

This article describes the construction of a specialized Ground Run-Up Enclosure (GRE) jet blast deflector at Albany International Airport (ALB) in New York State. As the airport affects many nearby communities, particularly in terms of the noise it produces, operators investigated a means of noise abatement during noisy procedures as run-ups. Requirements for the GRE included jet compatibility (as the old GRE was made of hay), it had to have a minimum usability of 85 percent time per annum, it had to be of a durable construction with low maintenance due to Albany’s harsh climate, and had to have a 14 dBA arithmetic average insertion loss. The system implemented features an automatic system log with visual documentation of run-ups, a webcam to determine the station’s availability, strong lighting, and a heated observation cabin.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Illustrations; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 34-36
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01042877
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 22 2007 1:02PM