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FAA’s DNL Noise Standards Allow Significant Health Risks to Communities Surrounding Airports

The Federal Aviation Administration last reviewed the technical bases for its noise policies in 1992.  The “day-night average sound level” (DNL), which is used by the FAA for establishing the “threshold of significant impact” under NEPA and the levels below … Continue reading


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German Court’s Upholding Curfew at Frankfurt Airport Underscores Growing Concern With Aviation’s Impact On Surrounding Communities

In a decision that is only a few lines long, a German court upheld a ban on night flights at Frankfurt airport in a devastating blow to Lufthansa and Fraport, which operates the airport.  The federal state of Hesse, which … Continue reading

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FAA, NASA, and Transport Canada Sponsor New Website for Information on Aviation Noise

With little fanfare, (FAA announced it through a line item buried deep in its website on its “airport noise” page), PARTNER (Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction) began a new website: NoiseQuest: Aviation Noise Information & Resources.  PARTNER, … Continue reading

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