Plane Noise

Aircraft Noise Complaints: Collected, Analyzed, Resolved.

Airport Cooperative Research Program Project Updates

The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) was authorized in December 2003 as part of the Vision 100-Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act. ACRP carries out applied research on problems that are shared by airport operating agencies and are not being adequately addressed by existing federal research programs.

Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection Updates

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) established the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) in 1983 to assist in formulating new policies and adopting new standards on aircraft noise and aircraft engine emissions.

Office of NextGen

The NextGen Office provides leadership in planning and developing the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). The NextGen Office coordinates NextGen initiatives, programs and policy development across the various FAA lines of business and staff offices. The office also works with other U.S. federal and state government agencies, the FAA's international counterparts and members of the aviation community to ensure harmonization of NextGen policies and procedures.


NoiseQuest is a comprehensive source for information on aviation noise, created by the Partnership for AiR Transporation Noise and Emissions Reduction (PARTNER). PARTNER is an FAA Center of Excellence based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and its main goal is to improve the relationship between airports and their surrounding communities.