Jaclyn Diaz Pieces of an engine from United Airlines Flight 328 sit scattered in a neighborhood after the jet’s engine failure on Saturday after takeoff from Denver. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images United Airlines suspended the use of older model Boeing 777 jets after an engine failed shortly after takeoff in Colorado on Saturday, raining debris on
Adam Smith proposal for second chance sound insulation
A Southwest Airlines flight takes off as United Airlines planes sit parked on a runway at Denver International Airport in April. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images The U.S. is regulating greenhouse gas emissions from commercial aircraft for the first time. But critics are saying the rules will be ineffective. The Environmental Protection Agency said Monday the rules
116th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5912 AN ACT To amend title 49, United States Code, to permit the use of incentive payments to expedite certain federally financed airport development projects. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. Short title. This
Press Release Washington, D.C. – A bill introduced by Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) to ensure that Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds can be used by airports to incentivize the early completion of critical runway and airport projects was approved by the House of Representatives today. North Missouri airports depend on AIP funding to make needed improvements. The
Currently, FAA law has extremely complicated rules for establishing a noise boundary around airports. (A noise boundary is a geographic area inside which there is a certain acceptable noise level.) This is referred to as the DNL65. and it has several major flaws. The FAA Reauthorization Act Of 2018 attempted to address these flaws in several ways. This letter, from a caucus of Congressmen engaged on airport community issues complains to the Administrator that the spirit of the law is not being adhered to and demands that he make attempts to put his agency into compliance.
The language is fairly technical, however there are a couple of basic points they raise: First, that the noise boundary be determined by actual noise measurements (currently the noise boundaries are ‘modeled’ and those calculations often do not reflect in any way the lived experience for residents.) Second, that the ‘acceptable’ noise level of sixty five decibels (hence DNL65) has been determined to be far too high to conform with current understandings of healthy living.
By Jon Hemmerdinger 24 August 2020 A ban on aircraft that do not meet new noise standards would do little to reduce overall aircraft noise and would impose costly requirements on airlines and aerospace manufacturers. That is according to a 20 August report from the US Government Accountability Office into the likely impact of a