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Community Tools

Our Community Tools section includes: Guidance for Prospective Home Buyers, information about How an Aircraft Works, a listing of Frequently Asked Questions, a Link and Learn page for learners of all ages to find out more about aviation, noise, the environment and science, a Glossary of Terms, and Links to Airports.

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NoiseQuest Explorer Mapping Application

NoiseQuest has developed the NoiseQuest NQ Explorer is our map based interface to airport data and websites. Users can search for an airport, link to an airport noise management program and more.

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Spotlight: NASA Begins Work to Build a Quieter Supersonic Passenger Jet

NASA has awarded a contract for the preliminary design of a "low boom" flight demonstration aircraft. NASA selected a team led by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company of Palmdale, California, to complete a preliminary design ...

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Noise and Community Affairs Committee within Florida Airports Council

Florida airports and stakeholders have created the Florida Airports Council (FAC)

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Port of Portland

Aviation activities at Portland International Airport and general aviation airports in Hillsboro and Troutdale play significant roles in helping fuel ...

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Waveforms and Sonic Boom Perception and Response (WSPR)

The Waveforms and Sonic boom Perception and Response, or WSPR, project, gathered data ...

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Ongoing Research Efforts

There are many research efforts being conducted on the effects of aviation noise. These efforts are investigating ways to reduce the effects of noise. This section includes just a few examples of the ongoing research.

PARTNER Project 44: Aviation-Related Noise Effects on the Elderly

Lead investigators at the Boston University School of Public Health and Harvard School of ...

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PARTNER Project 19: A Review of the Literature Related to Potential Health Effects of Aircraft Noise

REPORT NO. PARTNER-COE-2010-003

Past noise research has related noise impact to the perception of annoyance and interference. More recent efforts have investigated further the potential health impacts of transportation noise. This literature review considers two potential pathways between aviation noise and health outcomes ...

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