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:
- 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!
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.
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.
Presents an overview of aircraft noise modeling techniques with a focus on the most recent version of the FAA's noise model, AEDT.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Provides an overview of sound insulation program fundamentals. Discussion topics will include program eligibility, funding, and planning, and acoustical testing.