New website launched to provide US public with advice and information on aviation noise
(photo: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority)
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.