Omega partners were looking at the prospects for quieter technologies and the relationship between the airports and their surrounding communities, understanding of how people experience noise and improving the quality of information about flight activity to improving control measures and planning operations for reduced disturbance.
Researchers carried out focus group interviews with residents living near airports to evaluate conventional and new noise indicators. They worked on how new indicators allow residents to better understand and describe noise at particular locations; how noise indicators can help to develop new ways of running airports; and how indicators can enable local residents to work with airport managers to reduce disturbance.
Integrated study of advanced open rotor powered aircraft
The project delivered integrated modelling methods of the various open rotor noise sources. It combined the measures for managing engine noise with flight operations. The results help the industry and the UK government to determine the viability of open rotor aircraft operations from noise perspective.
The study estimated the environmental costs of aviation, with results compared to similar studies on rail, shipping and road transport, collaborating with experts from US PARTNER network.
The project developed an independent trade-off tool for balancing noise costs against emissions benefits resulting from AOR designs and examined the relationship between AOR noise and carbon savings.