Date: April 19-20, 2011
Location: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Headquarters Building, 451 7th Street, S.W.,
Conference Room C, Washington, DC 20410

The First Annual Meeting of the Aviation Noise Impacts Roadmap will coordinate and communicate research activities and findings among stakeholders and other parties with an interest in aviation noise impacts. The purpose of the meeting is to update and advance our 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.

Following the recommendation from the FAA's aircraft noise impacts research workshops, Federal agencies are initiating annual meetings on aviation noise impacts research. This meeting will focus on the following topics:

  • Noise effects on health and welfare
  • Noise in national parks and wilderness
  • Aircraft noise modeling
  • Costs of aircraft noise on society

A product of the meeting will be an Aviation Noise Impacts Roadmap document. The document will outline key research elements, summarize current programs and projects, and identify current knowledge gaps and future research activities. The intent of the Roadmap is to define systematic, focused, and complementary research programs, so that limited resources can be more effectively pooled to advance the knowledge on how best to address the impacts of aviation noise on society.

Attendees include the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Defense, (DOD), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the National Park Service (NPS), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Also in attendance will be other Federal agencies, international organizations, industry, academia, and the public.

Please register by March 29, 2011, there is no registration fee. Provide your name, business affiliation, a contact email address, and phone number to Patty Friesenhahn, FAA Office of Environment and Energy, at patricia.friesenhahn@faa.gov, or call (202) 267-3562. The agenda and additional information will be available soon.