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Identifying Viable Techniques for Modifying NextGen Flight Track Design to Reduce Community Noise Exposure and Annoyance

This research would examine several examples where implementation of Metroplex or other procedures has resulted in widespread increased community complaints and would explore options for redesigning those flight tracks to reduce noise concentrations over noise sensitive areas while satisfying project design goals and constraints. Changes in aircraft noise exposure, fuel consumption, and air emissions would be quantified and would be compared to the pre- and post-Metroplex conditions.

 

The research would produce recommendations for the implementation of viable techniques for reducing community noise exposure while maintaining, to the greatest extent practical, the benefits of NextGen flight procedures for FAA’s consideration in flight procedure development moving forward.

Assigned to salverson@esassoc.com

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