2022 Program Content
The 2022 program was hosted as a hybrid event, providing the utmost flexibility for participants to attend in-person or online. Through monitoring the global COVID-19 situation and implementing health and safety practices developed by the UC Davis campus health and safety department based on the CDC guidelines, we were able to safely host attendees in-person for the first time in two years! You can review our guidelines for attendance here.
2022 Theme: Building Better in a Changing World
The aviation industry is constantly moving forward with crafting improvements to aircraft and flight path noise and emissions impacts, but we are doing so now at an accelerated rate due to the pandemic. Changes in where people live and work has reshaped the blueprint of what needs to be considered throughout the development and planning of aviation systems. Additionally, there is increasing demand for climate conscientious travel options due to the expanding impacts. The 2022 ANES theme "Building Better in a Changing World" highlighted the improvements of the past year and how we can expedite these changes to build a better future.
2022 Session List:
- Pre-Conference Training - Noise 101
- Keynote: Designing for a sustainable future of aviation
- Session 1 - New Entrants and Technology: Urban Air Mobility
- Session 2 - What is "Meaningful" Community Engagement?
- Session 3 - How Airports Can Work with Their Communities on Noise Abatement Procedures
- Session 4 - Noise Metrics and Impacts: Thinking Beyond DNL
- Session 5 - Health Effects of Noise – From Local to National; Three Perspectives on Research, Legislation, and Implementation
- Session 6 - Climate Change and Aviation – Pathways to NetZero
- Session 7 - Aviation Emissions: Reduction Efforts and Current Research
Review the 2022 Program Information in greater detail below!
Presentation information is listed in order of occurrence. You can view the full print program here.
Our four-hour flight plan for this training course will include the following in regards to aviation noise: evolution, science, quantification, regulation, aircraft performance, and mitigation. The course will be interactive with the primary goal to build fundamental knowledge that learners can retain and then apply.
Instructors: Greg Maxwell, Crawford, Murphy and Tilly, and Justin Cook, Environmental Science Associates
Sunday, May 1st, 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Keynote: Designing for a sustainable future of aviation
Gregor Veble Mikić, Joby Aviation
Today, aviation accounts for 3% of the world’s carbon emissions, but the sector’s true impact is almost three times that figure due to release of water vapor and nitrous oxide into the atmosphere, both powerful contributors to global warming. The path to fully sustainable and emissions free aviation can not rely just on existing knowledge, but on application of fundamental physical principles to allow exploration of design spaces that are otherwise inaccessible through incremental thinking. Joby has spent more than a decade developing and testing an all-electric vertical take off and landing vehicle. Our five-seat aircraft is quiet when it takes off and is nearly silent in flight, opening up unprecedented opportunities for traveling in both congested cities and under-served rural communities. Through sustainable manufacturing, key partnerships, and alignment with several aviation sustainability initiatives, we look forward to our planned start to commercial passenger flights in 2024.
This presentation by Gregor Veble Mikić covered:
- the big picture and global perspective of the growing demand for quiet zero-emissions aircraft
- the community’s demand for aircraft that produce less noise and emissions
- how Joby has succeeded in creating an aircraft that meets these demands, and
- how the aviation industry can continue to improve on the progress already made
Session 1: New Entrants and Technology: Urban Air Mobility
Session Chairs: Jorge Rodriguez Cifuentes, MITRE Corporation, Yolanka Wulff, Community Air Mobility Initiative, Alex Gertsen, National Business Aviation Association
Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is a new aviation paradigm leveraging electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft to transport passengers within metropolitan areas. This session will highlight the work that local governments, city planners, and research organizations are doing to prepare for the introduction of UAM in a way that serves the community’s transportation needs while also minimizing noise impacts.
- Community Integration of Advanced Air Mobility: Potential Impacts of Noise
Adam Cohen, UC Berkeley's Transportation Sustainability Research Center, and Yolanka Wulff, Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI)
- An Overview of NASA Research into Urban Air Mobility Noise
Andrew Christian, NASA Langley Research Center
- Community Planning Strategies for Urban Air Mobility
Byron Thurber, Arup
Session 2: What is “Meaningful” Community Engagement?
Session Chairs: Chris Musei-Sequeira, CJSC, LLC, Darlene Yaplee, Aviation-Impacted Communities Alliance and Concerned Residents of Palo Alto, Michele Ross, Metropolitan Airports Commission
The aviation sector includes a wide variety of key stakeholder groups. What does “meaningful” community engagement mean to these different groups, and how do they define “community?” Our panelists will discuss their answers to these questions and share thoughts on where community engagement has worked well.
- What meaningful engagement looks like for the FAA
Justin Biassou, Community Engagement Officer & Regional Ombudsman – Northwest Mountain & Alaskan Regions, FAA
- Engaging with Airport Neighbors
Michele Ross, Metropolitan Airports Commission
- Community Engagement or DIS-Engagement?
Darlene Yaplee, Aviation-Impacted Communities Alliance and Concerned Residents of Palo Alto
Session 3: How Airports Can Work with Their Communities on Noise Abatement Procedures
Session Chairs: Justin Cook, ESA, Sjohanna Knack, San Diego International Airport, Gabe Andino, Teterboro Airport
This session provided a discussion on how San Diego International Airport helped facilitate a dialogue with local communities and industry stakeholders (notably the FAA and airlines) to evaluate the feasibility flight procedure modifications to reduce noise impacts outside the CNEL 65 contour. Topics included: the airports role, concept development process, assessment documentation, airline and aircraft flyability, legal challenges and jurisdiction, and FAA community involvement and engagement.
- Beth White, Federal Aviation Administration
- Steve Smith, Ricondo
- Sjohnna Knack, San Diego International Airport
- Lynae Craig, Alaska Airlines
- Eric Pilsk, Kaplan Kirsh Rockwell
Session 4: Noise Metrics and Impacts: Thinking Beyond DNL
Session Chairs: Xiaobo Liu, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Andrew Christian, NASA, Darlene Yaplee, Aviation-Impacted Communities Alliance and Concerned Residents of Palo Alto
The FAA uses the DNL metric and related thresholds for all noise-based decision making purposes which is informed by the Schultz curve published in 1978. The DNL metric was adopted by the FAA in 1981 to meet the requirements established by the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979.
Over the past 40 years, aircraft noise has changed such as:
- Performance-Based Navigation procedures enable precise flight tracks which result in increased concentrations of flights and noise over some areas
- Steadily increasing volumes of aircraft traffic
- New, and quieter, airframes and engines
Although the effects of these changes have been pointed out in subsequent research and reports, the DNL metric remains as the single metric the FAA uses for assessing “significance in the context of impact analysis”. Speakers from a variety of perspectives will share their thoughts on noise impacts and metrics beyond DNL, for the changing aviation environment, including for communities outside of the DNL-65 contour.
- Aircraft Noise: Recommendations to Improve FAA Outreach Through Enhanced Noise Metrics and Communication
Katie Hamer, GAO
- Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics (Cancelled)
Cindy Christiansen, Aviation-Impacted Communities Alliance (AICA)
- A Framework for the Analysis of Alternative Metrics for Aviation Noise Impacts
Juan Alonso, Metroplex Overflight Noise Analysis (MONA) Project, Stanford University
Session 5: Health Effects of Noise – From Local to National; Three Perspectives on Research, Legislation, and Implementation
Session Chairs: Gabe Andino, Teterboro Airport, Justin Cook, ESA Associates, Cindy Gibbs, BridgeNet International
Human health factors related to aircraft noise have been well documented as a complex subject that involves stakeholders at many levels, from local land use planners to global health organizations. How do we go from research to implementation? This session will focus on hearing from three perspectives that include research, land use implementation and legislative efforts.
- Psychosocial Health Assessment of Aircraft Noise on Occupants of an Airport and its Environs
Ayodele Faiyetole, Singularity University & EarthSpace
- Updating Swiss guidelines for transportation noise
Martin Röösli, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
- History and Updates on Congressional Efforts to Address Health Impacts of Aviation Noise
Brad Pierce, N.O.I.S.E
- FAA Aircraft Noise Induced Health Impacts Research Activities
Sean Doyle, FAA
Session 6: Climate Change and Aviation – Pathways to NetZero
Session Chairs: Ian Jopson, NATS, Eric Lu, Ramboll, Rachel Burbidge, EUROCONTROL
Climate Change is an existential threat to the aviation industry and, in response, the sector is aggressively pursuing pathways to decarbonize. The industry recognizes that urgent action is required to reduce its contribution to climate change as rapidly as possible while maintaining the vital societal and economic benefits of air transportation. This session will explore what the aviation industry’s impact on climate change is, share how the sector is striving to achieve “net zero”, and update on the regulatory process and developments that are needed to help the industry achieve these goals.
- ICAO's Long Term Goal Process
Neil Dickson, ICAO
- Potential pathways to aviation decarbonization
Ian Jopson, NATS
- DFW Airport's Net-Zero Carbon Roadmap
Sarah Ziomek, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
- Sustainable fuels contribution to reaching Net Zero
Dave Stallwitz, Phillip 66
- Climate change risks to aviation
Rachel Burbidge, EUROCONTROL
Session 7: Aviation Emissions: Reduction Efforts and Current Research
Session Chairs: John Pehrson, CDM Smith, Robbie Gross, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly
This session will exhibit the current efforts and research toward understanding and reducing aviation-related emissions. There are various sources of air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions at airports including, but not limited to, aircraft, ground support equipment (GSE), aircraft auxiliary power units (APUs), passenger and employee motor vehicles, construction activities, and building energy use. Airports are actively working toward understanding and reducing emissions from these sources, however doing so is often complicated by the varying levels of ownership and control of the sources, as well as the involvement of multiple stakeholders. Additionally, there is ongoing research into the efficacy of various emission reduction efforts and their best means of implementation. This session will include presentations from airport representatives on their efforts, successes, and lessons learned. Additionally, research and results pertaining to aviation-related emissions and reduction methods will be presented.
- Airport Construction Emissions and the Development of ACEIT Version 2.0
John Trendowski, C&S Companies
- Mass-Scale Regional Sky Transit
Brien Seeley, Sustainable Aviation
- Airport Net Zero Roadmaps
Geoff Morrison, Cadmus Group