Airport Noise Course

This course is designed for airport noise officers and other professionals dealing with aircraft noise. It provides an excellent background and discussion of many topics that airport noise officers deal with on a daily basis. The course will cover:

  • Acoustics
  • Aircraft Noise Terminology
  • Aircraft Noise Modeling
  • Noise Measurements
  • Federal Aviation Noise Regulations
  • Effects of Aircraft Noise on People
  • Airport Noise Management
  • Aviation Noise Mitigation

Course participants will receive an electronic copy of the course materials that support and expand on material covered in the course. A certificate will be provided to those who attend the full course.

In consideration of continued travel limitations, we are holding the course virtually again. Eight modules will be spread out over four days, leaving time in your day to attend to other business.

Space is limited so sign up early!

Course Outline

DAY 1 -


Module 1: Acoustics October 4th, 11:00-12:30 ET

Provides a thorough discussion of the mathematical description of aircraft noise – the acoustics that underlie the noise terminology we use on a daily basis. Specific topics will include: sound pressure levels, decibels, human perception of sound, and sound propagation.

Module 2: Aircraft Noise Terminology October 4th, 1:00 - 2:30 ET

Provides a discussion of the noise terminology most commonly used to describe aircraft noise. Specific measures will include: the A-weighted decibel, Time Above, Sound Exposure Level, Equivalent Sound Level, Day-Night Average Sound Level, and Community Noise Equivalent Level.

DAY 2 -


Module 3: Aircraft Noise Modeling October 5th, 11:00-12:30 ET

Presents an overview of aircraft noise modeling techniques with a focus on the most recent version of the FAA's noise model, AEDT.

Module 4: Noise Measurements October 5th, 1:00 - 2:30 ET

Includes techniques for making noise measurements near an airport, such as the factors that help determine when and where measurements should be made; how to make measurements; and reporting methodology.

DAY 3 -


Module 5: Federal Aviation Noise Regulations October 6th, 11:00-12:30 ET

Covers the federal noise regulations that govern the discussion of aircraft noise, including NEPA and Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), specifically Parts 36, 91, 150, and 161.

Module 6: Effects of Aircraft Noise on People October 6th, 1:00 - 2:30 ET

Covers the effects of aircraft noise on people, including both behavioral and health effects. We also will discuss federal and local guidelines for assessing the compatibility of aircraft noise with land use.

DAY 4 -


Module 7: Airport Noise Management October 7th, 11:00-12:30 ET

Describes airport noise and operation monitoring systems and capabilities available today. Topics will include design, specifications, and procurement; and most importantly, what to do with information collected through these monitoring systems.

Module 8: Aviation Noise Mitigation October 7th, 1:00 - 2:30 ET

Provides an overview of sound insulation program fundamentals. Discussion topics will include program eligibility, funding, and planning, and acoustical testing.

Who should Attend

HMMH’s virtual airport noise course is designed to be responsive to the needs of a variety of people involved in issues surrounding aviation noise, including:

  • Airport noise officers
  • Aviation planners
  • Reviewers of environmental documents containing noise exposure maps
  • Preparers of noise exposure maps, including environmental consultants

The course provides an overview of the technical, legal, and practical issues that are important for professionals dealing with airport noise issues and is delivered through Zoom in eight modules over four days.

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Course Details

Title: Airport Noise Course Location: Virtual DATE: Oct 4-7, 2021

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