Accession Number : ADA116467

Title :   Executive Summary of Systems Analysis to Develop Future Civil Aircraft Noise Reduction Alternatives.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Robinson,Lilia Abron

PDF Url : ADA116467

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : This executive summary contains the results of the study 'System Analysis to Develop Future Civil Aircraft Noise Reduction Alternatives' performed by Wyle Laboratories under contract no. DOT-FA77-WA 3900 (July 1980). The original study first developed and examined a set of projected scenarios of U.S. carrier aircraft fleet compositions for three planning years: 1980, 1990, and 2000 (hereinafter referred to as the planning years). An analysis of the costs and benefits of alternative methods of achieving noise reductions around airports was then made, based on information available in 1979. Forecasts may not necessarily represent present (October 1981) situations. The study involved six specific technical areas, for which separate volumes were prepared: Volume I - Aircraft Classification Specification, Volume II - Aircraft Certification, Volume III - Technology Assessment, Volume IV - Definition of Flight Path Options, Volume V Land Use Options, and Volume VI - Cost/Benefit Analysis. Due to the large amount of data collected for the study, the FAA determined that it would not be economically feasible to publish such a voluminous report. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Aircraft noise, *Noise reduction, Civil aviation, Aircraft, Modification, Classification, Airports, Flight paths, Land use, Cost analysis, Benefits, Systems analysis

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Commercial and General Aviation
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE