During the latest ANIMA project meeting held between 9-12 March 2020, the project began its collaboration with the ANNA group (Aircraft Noise Non-Acoustic). The goal of the meeting was to exchange knowledge on noise impact management.
The ANIMA project took on a central role at the Aerospace Europe Conference (AEC2020), making its results available to the research community and beyond. Attendees were able to test the latest versions of the ANIMA tools and to get an overview of aviation noise research efforts at European level. ANIMA also led a session dedicated to noise impacts, where project partners displayed their latest research studies.
A large part of annoyance due to aircraft noise is influenced by non-acoustical factors like attitude towards the noise source, trust and perceived fairness (Guski, 1999). Most of these factors can best be impacted with honest, transparent and communication and information. Up to now, communication and information on aircraft noise issues are mostly too technical and complex to be understood by lay residents. Understandable and comprehensible information has to be designed in accordance with the needs and expectations of affected airport residents.
We conducted research at 13 case study airports, including in-depth interviews with noise stakeholders, to develop rich, contextual case studies about how airports were implementing noise abatement interventions.
The results of the analysis will help to inform the development of a best practice portal for airports. You can access here the key findings.