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Creative solutions for eliminating the noisiest jets

Creative Solutions for Eliminating the Noisiest Jets

Peter J. Kirsch


Creative solutions for eliminating the noisiest jets

We’re making a lot of progress in addressing

the problem of the noisiest aircraft . . .


Creative solutions for eliminating the noisiest jets

Aviation noise management is crucial to the continued increase in airport capacity; community noise concerns have led to uncoordinated and inconsistent restrictions on aviation that could impede the national air transportation system.

ANCA Congressional Findings


Creative solutions for eliminating the noisiest jets

The long-term outlook beyond 2000 is for a generally stable situation with respect to noise contours around airports, followed by further reduction as the result of advances in noise abatement technology and the replacement of hushkitted Stage 3 airplanes by built Stage 3 airplanes.

-(Still Draft) FAA Noise Abatement Policy (2000)


My undisputed assumptions

My Undisputed Assumptions

  • FAA will continue to actively oppose all restrictions

  • Part 161 is on life support

    • Regardless of outcome of Naples case

  • National focus will increasingly be onlarge general aviation airports

  • Money to solve noise problem will become increasingly scarce


Noise at ga and commercial airports

Noise at GA andCommercial Airports

Stage 2 phaseout

??

Amount of Noise


Proportion of noise from stage 2s

Proportion of noise from stage 2s

Percentage of noise

from stage 2s


Some arguable assumptions

Some Arguable Assumptions

  • NBAA/AOPA membership will decreasingly want to spend resources on protecting dwindling number of Stage 2s

  • Noise will increase at least at large GA airports

  • Economic benefits of Stage 2 operations will be perceived to be questionable


Why is part 161 on life support

Why is part 161 on life support?

  • Staunch opposition to restrictions

    • FAA, Industry

  • FAA views are site-specific

    • Guidance, what guidance?

  • Process for stage 2 restrictions is cumbersome and awfully expensive

  • Grant assurances are a separate

  • matter (the ‘gotcha’)


Life support death of 161

Life support ≠ death of 161

  • Rules with limited scope, limited purpose, limited effect

  • Part of comprehensive approach

    • Capacity enhancement

    • Community peace

    • Obvious carrier/user benefits

  • Preventive vs. remedial rules

  • Formalizing existing conditions


Since 1990 who has been successful

Since 1990 – who has been successful?

  • One part 161 restriction (Naples)

  • No stage 3 restrictions

  • A few ongoing studies (BUR, LAX, VNY)

  • Grandfathers, part 161 exceptions are the norm, not the exception

  • Non-part 161 approaches


If part 161 hasn t worked what will

If part 161 hasn’t worked, what will?

  • Voluntary limits

  • Part 150-based measures

  • Indirect controls

  • Grandfathered noise rules

  • Legislation

  • Environmental mitigation


Voluntary limits and part 150 ncps

, Voluntary limits and part 150 NCPs

  • Voluntary limits not subject to Part 161

  • Compliance is a function of education, monitoring, and “jaw-boning”

  • Part 150 NCP measures

    • Demand more

    • Push harder

    • Not much better than voluntary rules

    • Not way to circumvent part 161


Indirect controls

 Indirect controls

  • Non-noise-based controls that could affect noise (e.g., weight limits)

  • Non-aircraft management controls (e.g., hours of operation)

  • Planning and leasing decisions (e.g., location of airfield improvements)

  • Minimum standards

  • Flight patterns

  • Local agreements


Grandfathered noise rules

 Grandfathered noise rules

  • Part 161 does not apply to pre-1990 noise rules

  • Amendments to pre-existing rules

    • Must be as restrictive or less restrictive than original (San Jose)

    • May be able to extend time limits (John Wayne, Westchester)

    • Some modifications OK

  • Restrictions may appear in unlikely documents


Legislation

 Legislation

  • Federal legislation

    • Current pressure for an all-stage 3 fleet

  • Airport-specific legislation bypassing FAA

    • Jackson Hole, WY (exemption)

    • Centennial, CO (exemption)

    • Teterboro, NJ (safe harbor)

    • New Orleans, LA (no expansion)

  • Burgeoning national effort at federal legislation to phase out remaining stage 2s


Environmental mitigation

 Environmental mitigation

  • Mitigation, not removal of noise

  • Vision 100 (FAA reauthorization) provides FAA limited right to impose airspace restrictions to mitigate expansion projects

  • FAA has recognized/approved restrictions in its Records of Decision (Boston-Logan)

  • Becomes condition of project approval


Conclusion 1 deciding whether to pursue a part 161 based rule

Conclusion (1): Deciding whether to pursue a part 161-based rule

  • Have we exhausted all feasible less-restrictive alternatives?

  • Can we prove it?

  • Do we still have an empirically-observed noise problem (DNL 65 dB)?

  • Can we solve the problem without restricting stage 3?

  • Is there any way to get there without part 161?


Conclusion 2 alternatives to a part 161 rule

Conclusion (2): Alternatives to a part 161 rule

  • What can voluntary limits or Part 150 realistically accomplish?

  • Can we quietly factor noise into other decisions?

  • Do we have any existing noise rules to work from?

  • Can Congress help?

  • Can we use a restriction to mitigate expansion?


Questions discussion

Questions/Discussion

Peter J. Kirsch

[email protected]

(303) 825-7000

www.airportattorneys.com


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