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New website launched to provide US public with advice and information on aviation noise

New website launched to provide US public with advice and information on aviation noise | NoiseQuest, PARTNER, FAA, Penn State University, Purdue University, HMMH, Wyle Laboratories, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

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Thu 12 Mar 2009 – A new US website, NoiseQuest, has been launched to offer information, advice and resources for members of the public interested in aircraft noise issues. It is aimed at community members, civic leaders, home buyers and others concerned about aviation noise to help them understand noise sources and effects, explore options for dealing with noise and access noise-related resources. The site was developed by Penn State University and the Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction (PARTNER).

NoiseQuest is sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Environment and Energy, with the aim of improving public understanding of aviation noise, provide a forum for noise issues and foster better relations between airports and surrounding communities.
The information is derived from government documents, news articles, research journals and current aviation practices. PARTNER says the site will be expanded over the next year to include additional outreach information and downloadable handouts.
Also involved in the project were Purdue University, Washington Airports Authority, Palisades Citizens Association and aviation noise consulting firms Harris Miller Miller & Hanson (HMMH) and Wyle Laboratories.
PARTNER is a nine-university aviation noise and emissions research consortium headquartered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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By: QuietRockland on 3/13/09
The fact that this website is sponsored by the FAA leaves a foul stench along with zero creditability as to the information contained here.

The FAA has and continues to be a purveyor of concealment, half truths and outright lies when it comes to aircraft noise and the effects on communities near airports.

This article needs a BIG disclaimer as to the duplicity of the FAA with regard to Aircraft noise.

Thomas Sullivan
Quiet Rockland

By: rswrig on 3/13/09
This is such a god awful idea that only the FAA could actually think it up. Do I really need a report to tell me a plane is flying too low when it wakes me up at 1:30 am? Do I need a report to tell me what the "average" decibel level is when I can't even enjoy a walk around my neighborhood without hearing the booming engines of a plane? The problem: low flying planes make noise and represent a safety concern. Solution: unless Meineke starts making industrial strength mufflers for aircraft, the only way to abate this problem is less flights.

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