FAA Releases Neighborhood Environmental Survey

01.13.2021 | Mary Ellen Eagan |

HMMH is pleased to announce the publication of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Neighborhood Environmental Survey. HMMH led this important research in collaboration with Westat Inc. The multi-year research effort quantifies the impacts of aircraft noise exposure on communities around commercial service airports in the United States.

The goal of the research was to provide an updated and nationally representative curve showing the relationship between aircraft noise exposure and community annoyance for the US. HMMH conducted the study for the FAA, with Westat, Inc. providing statistical support.

The final technical report can be found here. The FAA has also provided additional information here and is encouraging stakeholders to comment.

HMMH has produced a one-page fact sheet; download it on the right side of the page.

About the Author

Mary Ellen Eagan

President & CEO

As President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of HMMH, Mary Ellen is responsible for providing strategic, innovative leadership for the company and management to achieve long-term goals, development strategies, and policies. She became HMMH’s third President in July 2004 and was appointed CEO and Chairman in 2012.

In addition to her corporate responsibilities, Mary Ellen’s consulting practice focuses on the environmental impacts of aviation, with a particular emphasis on noise mitigation. She is principal-in-charge for some of the firm’s most challenging projects, including Part 150 Noise Studies for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and support to the Federal Interagency Committee on Aircraft Noise.

Mary Ellen is very active in the industry. She is former Chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Aviation Group, and served as the 2018 Board Chair of Airport Consultants Council (ACC). She is also actively involved with Airports Council International, serving as co-chair of the Noise Working Group and a Business Partner to the ACI World Environment Standing Committee.

Mary Ellen holds an M.B.A. from Simmons College and a B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University.

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