TRB Webinar: Assessing Community Annoyance with Helicopter Noise

March 08, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Synthesis 76: Helicopter Noise Information for Airports and Communities and Research Report 181: Assessing Community Annoyance of Helicopter Noise.

Helicopters produce a unique sound that is easily recognizable. While modern light- and medium-weight civilian helicopters are much quieter than older helicopters or heavy military helicopters, they are still the focus of community concern. This webinar will provide a discussion of current practices of managing noise and a summary of the results of recent research on human annoyance response to helicopter noise.

This webinar is sponsored by TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Vincent Mestre, Landrum & Brown

Moderated by:  Ron Reeves, Long Beach Airport

Webinar Outline ‚Äč

  1. Methods to determine whether civilian helicopter noise is more annoying than fixed-wing noise
  2. Differences in annoyance response to helicopter noise versus fixed-wing noise
  3. Three annoyance surveys in communities exposed to civilian helicopter noise
  4. Attributions for the presumed “excess” annoyance from helicopter noise
  5. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will able to:

  • Understand best practices for airport or heliports in managing helicopter noise
  • Understand how responses differ for helicopter noise and fixed-wing noise, along with the role of non-acoustic factors

Registration Information

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar.

Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is making 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available for A.A.E. If you are an A.A.E. and would like to apply for CEUs for this webinar, visit For questions about A.A.E. continuing education units, please contact

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at