The following is a list of recent events and policy initiatives that NOISE and its members have participated in or consulted on regarding aviation noise. NOISE has had many opportunities recently to be a contributing partner to the shaping of the future of national aviation policy. Through these activities, NOISE is able to provide a direct link between our members and the federal officials responsible for addressing the devastating consequences that excessive aviation noise has on our nation’s communities.
Navigating NextGen NOW:
March 4-6, 2012
NOISE Members David Carbone of Milbrae, CA and College Park Georgia Councilman Ambrose Clay participated in the 2012 UC Aviation NOISE & EMISSIONS Symposium “Navigating NextGen Now” in Palm Springs, CA March 4-6. The mission of this year’s event was to address the following: “NextGen technologies will introduce both challenges and opportunities to the way we manage airports, air traffic, airline operations and public expectations. They have the potential to introduce new environmental concerns as well enhance our capabilities to understand, explain and mitigate impacts. The introduction of intelligent sensing systems and avionics; new precision-guided departure, arrival and en route procedures; and data collection will create efficiencies and opportunities within the system for both large and small airports addressing environmental efforts. These changes need to be anticipated and planned for not only technically but also in communications efforts across all stakeholder groups to ensure a smooth transition.”
N.O.I.S.E Chairs Aviation Research Review Program
N.O.I.S.E. Executive Director, Dennis McGrann Chaired the 17th bi-annual FAA PARTNER (Partnership for Air Transportation Noise and Emission Reduction) Advisory Board meeting in Washington, DC. PARTNER is a USDOT "Center of Excellence", supports a wide range of aviation related research and is jointly funded by the FAA, NASA, DOD, EPA and Transport Canada. The Advisory Board reviewed a number of ongoing research projects and heard from research teams from MIT, Harvard Penn State, Georgia Tech, Perdue and the University of Pennsylvania over the three day conference. McGrann has served as Chairman of the Advisory Board over the nine years of the PARTNER program.
N.O.I.S.E. Participates in FAA Rulemaking Body Meeting
June 29, 2011
N.O.I.S.E. Executive Director, Dennis McGrann attended and participated the June 29th FAA Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) Executive Committee (ExCom) meeting in Washington DC at the FAA Headquarters. The Committee discussed a number of ongoing rulemaking projects and efforts to restructure the ARAC. McGrann was appointed Assistant Chair of Noise Certification Aeronautical Technical Subject Area on the U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration (USDOT/FAA) Rulemaking Advisory Committee in June of 2010. ARAC members serve as the FAA’s appointed advisory board, includes stakeholders from across the aviation community and provides advice and recommendations to the agency concerning a range of FAA’s rule making activities, including air carrier operations, aircraft certification, system personnel, airports, and noise.
Virginia Association of Airport Operators
April 19, 2011
National Coordinator Emily Tranter presented to the Virginia Association of Airport Operators in Staughton, VA to brief them on the community impacts of excessive aviation noise and discuss strategies for increased cooperation between airports and their adjacent cities.
Federal Aviation Administration Noise Impacts Roadmap
April 19th – 20th, 2011
Communications Director Johnna White attended the First Annual Meeting of the Aviation Noise Impacts Roadmap held in Washington, DC to coordinate and communicate research activities and findings among stakeholders and other parties with an interest in aviation noise impacts. The meeting updated and advanced collective scientific knowledge of the impact of aircraft noise on society in order to improve our ability to address various aspects of noise impacts and develop optimal mitigation solutions.
Aviation Rule Making Committee
Wednesday March 30th 2011
Executive Director Dennis McGrann participated in the latest meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Executive Committee of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC). The committee discussed possible restructuring of the ARAC being considered in the pending FAA reauthorization bill. McGrann was appointed to the ARAC Executive Committee in 2009.
Partnership for AIR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction (PARTNER)
Tuesday-Thursday, April 12-14th
Executive Director Dennis McGrann chaired the PARTNER 16th Advisory Board Meeting in Washington, DC. PARTNER is a leading aviation cooperative research organization sponsored by the FAA, NASA, Transport Canada, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
To truly experience all that NOISE has to offer, we encourage you to attend our next Annual Conference and Aviation Noise Symposium.
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