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Noise Complaint for Vertiport Chicago

Noise Complaint for Vertiport Chicago

The residents of University Village and Tri-Taylor recently met up with Alderman Jason Ervin to ensure that their grievances over the noise pollution coming from Vertiport Chicago. Vertiport was built a year ago and currently provides a base for tourism operations, aerial photography, holds executive charters and private helicopters. As reported by Aviation Today, it… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

PHPA issues statement following FAA denial of LA anti-noise petitions

PHPA issues statement following FAA denial of LA anti-noise petitions

On May 20, 2016, the Professional Helicopter Pilots Association learned that the FAA denied all four of the Los Angeles Area Helicopter Noise Coalition petitions to regulate helicopter operations over the Los Angeles Basin. The LAAHNC had asked the FAA for four (4) SFAR’s: * A 2000’ AGL minimum operating altitude for all helicopter operations,… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 01-Jun-16

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Neighbours of Concession Golf Club object to helipad plan

Neighbours of Concession Golf Club object to helipad plan

The western border of Concession Golf Club with Schroeder-Manatee Ranch is 3,350 feet away from homes to the south, and 994 feet away from homes to the east in Panther Ridge Foxwood – and an acoustics evaluation found the likely impact to be negligible – but the neighbours still complained.  See full story

Source: Herald Tribune, 14-Apr-16

Bell Training Academy responds to noise complaints

Bell Training Academy responds to noise complaints

Bell plans to ask the FAA to let pilots at its training academy fly at a higher altitude, after noise complaints from residents and cities in Tarrant County close to where the manufacturer moved its training HQ last year.  See full story

Source: CBS DFW, 08-Apr-16

PHPA responds to petitions filed with FAA by Los Angeles Area Helicopter Noise Council

PHPA responds to petitions filed with FAA by Los Angeles Area Helicopter Noise Council

On October 20, 2015, the LAAHNC announced in a Press Release that they had filed petitions with the FAA asking for the establishment of mandatory regulations for helicopter flights above Los Angeles County. Despite published statements to the contrary from some of the stakeholder groups who maintain no significant progress has been made, the PHPA… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 28-Oct-15

Theatre raises noise complaint over future helipad at Hobart hospital

Theatre raises noise complaint over future helipad at Hobart hospital

Tasmania is the only state without a helipad at its major tertiary hospital and there are plans to construct one as part of a multi-million-dollar redevelopment. See Full Story

Source: abc News, 28-Aug-15

FAA To Re-Evaluate Method for Measuring Effects of Aircraft Noise

FAA To Re-Evaluate Method for Measuring Effects of Aircraft Noise

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will soon begin work on the next step in a multi-year effort to update the scientific evidence on the relationship between aircraft noise exposure and its effects on communities around airports. “The FAA is sensitive to public concerns about aircraft noise. We understand the interest in… Read more »

Source: FAA, 11-May-15

CAA urges UK aviation to improve noise performance and community engagement

CAA urges UK aviation to improve noise performance and community engagement

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published a series of recommendations to help drive improvements in the way the aviation industry manages aircraft noise. More people in the UK are affected by aviation noise than any other country in Europe. With the Airports Commission currently considering proposals for increasing the UK’s aviation capacity,… Read more »

Source: CAA, 02-Jun-14

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Helicopter noise upsets Bend Airport neighbors

Helicopter noise upsets Bend Airport neighbors

The open house at the Bend Municipal Court was called to discuss the process of of an upcoming environmental assessment for the proposed new helicopter area on the northeast part of the airport property.  See full story

Source: KTVZ, 05-Mar-14

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AHS Noise Library Announced

AHS Noise Library Announced

The use of helicopters is increasingly subjected to objections and concerns about noise. Particular examples currently are in New York and Los Angeles, areas where members of the public are attempting to essentialy eliminate helicopter operations, while members of Congress are proposing that severe limitations be placed on helicopter operations and the routes and altitudes… Read more »

Source: AHS, 24-Feb-14

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Congressman accuses FAA of slow timeline on LA helicopter noise initiative

Congressman accuses FAA of slow timeline on LA helicopter noise initiative

Almost six months after Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and other Los Angeles area lawmakers, including Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), sent a letter asking for a timeline to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s Los Angeles Helicopter Noise Initiative, the agency finally responded to the Los Angeles lawmakers (letter can be found here). This comes on… Read more »

Source: Adam Schiff, 16-Feb-14

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Australia – Helicopter noise complaints rise at Caloundra Aerodrome

Australia – Helicopter noise complaints rise at Caloundra Aerodrome

A local helicopter training company has recently moved to the Caloundra Aerodrome and the number of flyovers in the area has angered local residents.  See full story

Source: ABC, 31-Jan-14

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DLR researchers make big step towards helicopter noise reduction

DLR researchers make big step towards helicopter noise reduction

Researchers from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) based at Göttingen and Braunschweig have succeeded for the first time in visualising the main cause of what makes helicopters so noisy while in the air. To do this, they conducted at times daring in-flight experiments – most recently in a quarry… Read more »

Source: DLR, 26-Jan-14

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Congress approves measure to cut helicopter noise in Los Angeles

Congress approves measure to cut helicopter noise in Los Angeles

A $1-trillion spending bill signed by President Obama on Friday requires the FAA to come up with regulations if voluntary efforts don’t work.  See full story

Source: LA Times, 21-Jan-14

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UK – Norwich Airport offshore operators face noise complaints

UK – Norwich Airport offshore operators face noise complaints

Representatives from Hellesdon Parish Council will meet with Norwich International Airport chiefs and helicopter operators to discuss concerns about noise from helicopters based at the airport.  See full story The accompanying photo is from Norwich Airport, but is only representative.  Other operators at the airport include Bristow, NHV and Dancopter.

Source: EDP24, 05-Jan-14

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UK CAA adds noise certification data to online register

UK CAA adds noise certification data to online register

Information on the current noise certificate, such as the certificated noise levels, is now available on G-INFO [the online register of British aircraft. Ed] against individual aircraft. If noise certificate data is available against a particular aircraft an additional label called Noise Certificate Information will appear on the main aircraft results screen. Further noise certificate… Read more »

Source: CAA, 04-Dec-13

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Okaloosa County to consider aircraft restrictions

Okaloosa County to consider aircraft restrictions

A proposed change to Okaloosa County’s land development code would prohibit the use of a variety of aircraft in an around East Pass and Crab Island. See full story

Source: NW Florida Daily News, 03-Nov-13

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Agreement limits helicopter tours at Jersey City heliport

Agreement limits helicopter tours at Jersey City heliport

Responding to noise and safety concerns about helicopter traffic over the Hudson River, federal lawmakers announced an agreement to limit the number and hours of tourist flights operating out of a heliport on the Jersey City waterfront.  See full story

Source: NJ.com, 31-Oct-13

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Nine politicians call on FAA to reduce Los Angeles helicopter noise

Nine politicians call on FAA to reduce Los Angeles helicopter noise

Today, Representatives Adam Schiff, Henry Waxman, Brad Sherman, Karen Bass, Janice Hahn, Tony Cardenas and Alan Lowenthal, and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta, to request that the agency release its schedule for completing the next steps identified in the FAA’s Report on the… Read more »

Source: Rep. Adam Schiff, 30-Oct-13

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PHPA Volunteers Needed for Working Groups on Noise Issues

PHPA Volunteers Needed for Working Groups on Noise Issues

In an email addressed to PHPA Members, Board member Edward Story aimed to encourage PHPA members to volunteer for their Working Groups.  He reminded members that there have been two major meetings that the PHPA has had with the Los Angeles Area Helicopter Noise Coalition (“LAAHNC”) in 2013, including one in February 12 at the VNY (Van Nuys Airport)… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 18-Oct-13

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Eurocopter develops new concept for quieter landing procedures

Eurocopter develops new concept for quieter landing procedures

Eurocopter has successfully demonstrated new landing procedures relying on augmented satellite guidance that can be tailored to more completely comply with the local environmental requirements. These new landing procedures were validated with a twin-engine Eurocopter EC155 during flight tests performed as part of the company’s participation in the Green Rotorcraft Integrated Technology Demonstrator program –… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 16-Jul-13

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HAI loses challenge to FAA Long Island route

HAI loses challenge to FAA Long Island route

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington today rejected a bid by HAI to overturn an FAA rule requiring helicopters to take the route over the Long Island Sound after north shore residents complained about helicopter noise. see full story

Source: Bloomberg, 15-Jul-13

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FAA to hear from LA pilots and residents on noise pollution

FAA to hear from LA pilots and residents on noise pollution

A Southland lawmaker will hold a public hearing Monday night to discuss a recent government report on helicopter noise across Los Angeles County. (See Full Story)

Source: CBS Los Angeles, 12-Jun-13

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FAA advises against regulating helicopters over LA

FAA advises against regulating helicopters over LA

A federal report released on Friday advises against issuing regulations to limit low-flying helicopters to cut down on chopper noise over the Los Angeles Basin.(See Full Story)

Source: SF Gate, 03-Jun-13

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NY Jets Helipad has residents fuming

NY Jets Helipad has residents fuming

The New York Jets have found themselves locked in a fierce battle with their neighbors, as hundreds of residents living near the team’s practice facility are protesting new construction plans for a helipad. (See Full Story)

Source: CBS New York, 16-May-13

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Town Board Talks Helicopter Noise Abatement

Town Board Talks Helicopter Noise Abatement

Helicopter noise now ranks as the second biggest concern of Southold Town residents, just under speeding on town roads. (See Full Story)

Source: NorthFork Patch, 25-Apr-13

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AHS To Kick Off Noise Initiative

AHS To Kick Off Noise Initiative

Recent noise legislation and regulations are becoming a significant issue for helicopter operations, particularly in cities and natural parks, despite the significant progress in acoustics reduction in recent. As a result, AHS International is working with Helicopter Association International (HAI) and the manufacturers to look at both the technical and operational issues with helicopter noise,… Read more »

Source: AHS International, 11-Apr-13

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California Senator weighs in on helicopter noise campaign

California Senator weighs in on helicopter noise campaign

Sen. Ted W. Lieu introduced today a resolution urging President Obama and Congress to approve the pending Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act. “Los Angeles County residents who have endured the cacophony of seemingly endless helicopter flights over their homes need relief,” Lieu said about a bill that would ask the Federal Aviation Administration… Read more »

Source: Sen. Ted W. Lieu, 19-Mar-13

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Neighbours force hold on New Jersey State Police helipad

Neighbours force hold on New Jersey State Police helipad

Bloomfield Township Administrator Ted Ehrenburg reported that state officials had agreed to hold off on including a helipad as part of the construction of new State Police barracks on the Garden State Parkway. (see full story)

Source: Barista Net, 15-Feb-13

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Schiff, Feinstein, Boxer introduce Bill to Regulate LA helicopter traffic

Schiff, Feinstein, Boxer introduce Bill to Regulate LA helicopter traffic

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) introduced legislation today that would require the Federal Aviation Administration to provide Los Angeles County residents relief from the noise and safety concerns caused by low-flying helicopters above residential neighborhoods. The Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act would establish regulations… Read more »

Source: Congressman Schiff, 05-Feb-13

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Noise Certification Standards for Tiltrotors

Noise Certification Standards for Tiltrotors

A new rule amends the regulations governing noise certification standards for issuing type and airworthiness certificates for the civil, hybrid airplane-rotorcraft known as the tiltrotor. This noise standard establishes new noise limits and procedures as the basis to ensure consistent aviation noise reduction technology is incorporated in tiltrotors for environmental protection. It provides uniform noise certification… Read more »

Source: HAI, 10-Jan-13

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US Rep. Schiff vows to continue LA helicopter noise fight

US Rep. Schiff vows to continue LA helicopter noise fight

On Dec. 5, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) announced plans to take up legislation to regulate low-flying helicopters above residential neighborhoods in Los Angeles, California, saying voluntary controls for “persistent fly-overs” were insufficient. The announcement comes amid longstanding complaints from residents regarding low-flying police and news helicopters. Schiff said he would take up stalled legislation introduced… Read more »

Source: HAI, 07-Dec-12

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Redondo Beach Council backs federal helicopter noise bill

Redondo Beach Council backs federal helicopter noise bill

Federal legislation aimed at reducing helicopter noise over residential neighborhoods in Los Angeles has been unanimously backed by the Redondo Beach City Council. The Los Angles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act was introduced on July 28, 2011, by Rep. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys (see full story)

Source: The Beach Report, 05-Oct-12

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FAA proposes tougher noise standards for helicopters

FAA proposes tougher noise standards for helicopters

The FAA has issued an NPRM regarding noise standards on helicopters.  The full document is here, and we summarise it as follows Summary This rulemaking proposes to adopt more stringent noise certification standards for helicopters that are certificated in the United States (U.S.). This rule would apply to applications for a new helicopter type design… Read more »

Source: FAA, 20-Sep-12

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Utah EMS helicopter moved after single complaint to FAA

Utah EMS helicopter moved after single complaint to FAA

“I believe just one citizen complained and made a big enough stink that he got an FAA inspector to come out,” said Tony Henderson, president of Classic Aviation. (see full story)

Source: Deseret News, 31-Aug-12

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IBM helicopter proposal draws noise concerns

IBM helicopter proposal draws noise concerns

A hearing on a proposed helicopter landing pad at an IBM research center in southern Yorktown drew criticism of noise generated by a variety of helicopters but little other comment.  The town Planning Board closed the hearing after three residents spoke Monday night but will accept additional comments during the next 10 days (see full… Read more »

Source: Patch.com, 24-Aug-12

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Senator Ted Lieu co-sponsors Los Angeles helicopter noise-relief act

Senator Ted Lieu co-sponsors Los Angeles helicopter noise-relief act

The California State Legislature has approved Assembly Joint Resolution 25 by Assembly Member Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles), urging Congress to pass the Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act (H.R. 2677 and S. 2019).  The resolution signals the Legislature’s support of the federal measure. H.R. 2677, sponsored by Representative Howard Berman and co-sponsored by Representatives… Read more »

Source: Senator Lieu, 16-Aug-12

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Helicopter tours in the Myrtle Beach area spark zoning changes

Helicopter tours in the Myrtle Beach area spark zoning changes

Horry County is considering creating new zoning rules for future helicopter tours after complaints from residents about noise from a new tour company that opened near their neighborhood (see full story)

Source: Myrtle Beach Online, 04-Jul-12

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ERHC opposes FAA-mandated north shore flight route

ERHC opposes FAA-mandated north shore flight route

The Eastern Region Helicopter Council on Monday issued a statement in anticipation of the new Federal Aviation Administration regulation, claiming the mandate would “exacerbate air traffic congestion and make helicopter noise permanent over some communities.”  (see full story)

Source: 27East, 06-Jun-12

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Mayor Bloomberg to stop using E34 Heliport on weekends

Mayor Bloomberg to stop using E34 Heliport on weekends

A neighbour has been videoing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg using his S76 in and out of East 34th Street Heliport at weekends when the heliport is closed.  Sounds to us like a mismatch between Bloomberg considering that heliport is open although the terminal is closed and fuel not available – and the neighbours who… Read more »

Source: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/investigators&id=8673840, 24-May-12

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HAI – Not Too Late to Weigh in on Alexander Amendment!

HAI – Not Too Late to Weigh in on Alexander Amendment!

The U.S. Congress has kicked off conference negotiations on the Highway Bill that contains the maligned Alexander Amendment. The amendment contains provisions that strip away control of national park airspace from the congressionally mandated FAA and gives the power to regulate airspace to the ill-equipped National Park Service. Conferees have precious little time – approx…. Read more »

Source: HAI, 10-May-12

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HAI seeks help blocking National Park Air Tour Amendment

HAI seeks help blocking National Park Air Tour Amendment

The U.S. House of Representatives has now selected its conferees to iron out differences with the Senate over competing versions of the Highway Reauthorization Bill. Embedded in the Senate version, S. 1813, is language inserted by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) that usurps FAA authority to regulate air tour operators over national parks, and instead gives… Read more »

Source: HAI, 01-May-12

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HAI encourages members to contact US Senators

HAI encourages members to contact US Senators

HAI continues to oppose Alexander Amendment #1779 to the Highway Bill currently being debated in the U.S. Senate. Your help is needed to ensure that the Alexander Amendment #1779 is not approved. This amendment, offered by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and scheduled for a vote on Tuesday, March 13, would set a dangerous precedent and curtail helicopter… Read more »

Source: HAI, 12-Mar-12

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Senator Schumer Re-Introduces Helicopter Noise Legislation

Senator Schumer Re-Introduces Helicopter Noise Legislation

Having failed to get helicopter noise legislation into the compromise FAA authorization bill, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has broadened the scope of his proposal and is now trying to attach it to the highway trust fund authorization bill currently being debated on Capitol Hill. The proposed Schumer amendment now includes language affecting the south shore of Long… Read more »

Source: HAI, 07-Mar-12

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US Senator Schumer re-introduces helicopter noise legislation

US Senator Schumer re-introduces helicopter noise legislation

Having failed to get helicopter noise legislation into the compromise FAA authorization bill, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has broadened the scope of his proposal and is now trying to attach it to the highway trust fund authorization bill currently being debated on Capitol Hill. The proposed Schumer amendment now includes language affecting the south shore of Long… Read more »

Source: HAI, 29-Feb-12

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Cayman Islands court fight over downtown helipad

Cayman Islands court fight over downtown helipad

What started as an attempt to put more cruise ship passengers on a helicopter tour of Grand Cayman and drum up some business on the north side of George Town harbour has ended up in a court fight between the helicopter company, Cayman’s CAA and some downtown property owners.  (see full story)

Source: CayCompass, 27-Feb-12

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National Park Service will be able to ban helicopters at Crater Lake

National Park Service will be able to ban helicopters at Crater Lake

The National Park Service will have the power to ban helicopter flights over Crater Lake without having to go through so much red tape.  Oregon Democrats Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Jeff Merkley inserted a provision giving that power to the park service into a FAA bill that Congress passed this week. The bill is… Read more »

Source: HTR News, 11-Feb-12

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Helicopter noise restrictions removed from FAA Bill

Helicopter noise restrictions removed from FAA Bill

Over the past few weeks, senior lawmakers from the House and Senate transportation committees hammered out behind closed doors a final agreement on legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through 2015. HAI President Matt Zuccaro remarked, “After five long years of debate and 23 separate extensions of funding and authorization, we are gratified… Read more »

Source: HAI, 02-Feb-12

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DOT commits to over-water Long Island heli routes

DOT commits to over-water Long Island heli routes

….but…. Jeffrey Smith, chairman of the Eastern Region Helicopter Council, said the new rules would simply lead to increased noise for those residents who live closer to the shore. The ERHC adopted a North Shore flight plan at Senator Charles Schumer’s request in 2007, which only resulted in a highly concentrated and condensed flight pattern… Read more »

Source: Long Island Business News, 02-Feb-12

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H.R. 2677 Los Angeles Noise Bill Update

H.R. 2677 Los Angeles Noise Bill Update

Do you know that Helicopter Noise Legislation now pending in the United States House and Senate could drastically affect how you fly and where you fly in Los Angeles? Do you know the effect this Legislation will have on your Aviation Business? “The Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act of 2011″, H.R. 2677 introduced by… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 13-Jan-12

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NZ – Deer hunters opposed to helicopter tour landings

NZ – Deer hunters opposed to helicopter tour landings

The New Zealand Deerstalkers Association, Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand and Recreation Access New Zealand have opposed a concession for helicopter tourism landings on conservation land. (see full story)

07-Jan-12

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance forced out of Bagby base

Yorkshire Air Ambulance forced out of Bagby base

In an incredulous decision, Hambleton District Council has served an enforcement notice on Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) to move off Bagby Airfield due to noise issues – hands up those who genuinely think MD Explorers are noisy…  YAA has also been served with a notice to dismantle its flight crew room, toilet and shower block…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-11

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LA County supervisors support federal helicopter regulation

LA County supervisors support federal helicopter regulation

The Board of Supervisors today supported federal legislation to limit low-flying helicopters and cut down on noise from news and tour choppers in Los Angeles County. (see full story)

Source: Studio City Patch, 18-Nov-11

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National Park Service, FAA to consider Bay Area tour rules

National Park Service, FAA to consider Bay Area tour rules

The National Park Service and the FAA are starting work on a public plan that could result in new limits on helicopter and airplane tours over the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. (see full story)

Source: Mercury News, 04-Oct-11

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Sunshine Coast Airport moves helipads to reduce complaints

Sunshine Coast Airport moves helipads to reduce complaints

Sunshine Coast Airport in Ausralia’s state of Queensland is preparing to create new helipads to move the noise signature of rotary wing movements away from the east side of the airport, thus reducing the environmental impact on residential neighbours in the Pacific Paradise and Mudjimba areas.  Major Projects Councillor Debbie Blumel said that the  installation… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Sep-11

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Congressman introduces Bill to curb helicopters in LA

Congressman introduces Bill to curb helicopters in LA

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Howard L. Berman introduced legislation to provide Los Angeles County residents relief from the ear-shattering noise and safety concerns caused by low-flying helicopters above residential neighborhoods.  The Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act of 2011, H.R. 2677, would force the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to restrict helicopter flight paths and set… Read more »

Source: Congressman Berman, 29-Jul-11

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HAI President – “They Object to Us Until They Need Us?”

HAI President – “They Object to Us Until They Need Us?”

Over the 40-plus years that I have been in the helicopter industry, I—like many of you—have experienced the expression of negative comments from the public, elected officials and press regarding helicopter operations. A good part of my day at HAI involves my response to such comments. These thoughts are not limited to any particular helicopter… Read more »

Source: HAI, 07-Jul-11

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Banning NYC tourist helicopters solves nothing, says official

Banning NYC tourist helicopters solves nothing, says official

Patricia Ornst, director of aviation for the Economic Development Corp., warned that the city would lose its limited leverage over tourist helicopters if the choppers were barred from the downtown heliport. “They will move elsewhere and they will continue to operate,” Ornst told Community Board 1’s Financial District Committee. “It will be worse.”

Source: DNSinfo, 09-Jun-11

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Imperial Beach discuss helicopter noise with US Navy

Imperial Beach discuss helicopter noise with US Navy

Imperial Beach residents met with U.S. Navy representatives, meeting first at a community center before moving to the corner of Iris Avenue and Fifth Street.   The meeting was held to discuss helicopter noise and its impact on neighborhoods adjacent to the Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach.

Source: Imperial Beach Patch, 23-May-11

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Helicopter flights prompt Healdsburg noise complaints

Helicopter flights prompt Healdsburg noise complaints

The training flights by Sonoma Helicopter have prompted threats of a lawsuit from a group of residents demanding that Healdsburg City Hall halt the flights at the small, city-owned airport off rural Lytton Springs Road.  Somona’s website indicate they operate R22 and R44 helicopters.  File photo

18-May-11

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Do goats get stressed-out by low-flying helicopters?

Do goats get stressed-out by low-flying helicopters?

To find out, a group of Dutch investigators exposed five goats not only to a screened animations of a helicopter with accompanying sound effects, but also to a real-world ‘overfly’ by a Chinook at an altitude of just 50m

Source: io9, 09-May-11

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Pennsylvania National Guard addresses noise concerns

Pennsylvania National Guard addresses noise concerns

Some people on the West Shore have been complaining about noise from military helicopters operating from the Capital City Airport.  Pa. National Guard officers came to Wednesday night’s New Cumberland Borough Council meeting to talk about the noise-reduction plans.

Source: WPMT Fox 43, 06-May-11

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Seal Beach residents divided on Black Hawk move

Seal Beach residents divided on Black Hawk move

Some neighbouring residents are unhappy with a proposal to station an Army reserve unit with eight Black Hawks at the Joint Forces Training Base at Los Alamitos, CA

Source: Orange County Register, 27-Apr-11

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Medina city officials will meet with residents to review helicopter policy

Medina city officials will meet with residents to review helicopter policy

This multifaceted issue was thrust into the local spotlight at a Nov. 23 “neighborhood meeting” held at the hospital. Area residents voiced their concerns regarding the disruptive air traffic, which many said had increased dramatically with the addition of the Clinic’s helicopter (a Sikorksy S-76).

15-Apr-11

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DLR and NASA join forces to make future helicopters quieter

DLR and NASA join forces to make future helicopters quieter

A helicopter relies on its rotor to be able to take off and land vertically. The rotor is also responsible for the noise a helicopter makes during flight. Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) in Göttingen and NASA are investigating the exact origin of this rotor noise. The… Read more »

Source: DLR, 13-Apr-11

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S-76D projected to set standard for quieter rotorcraft

S-76D projected to set standard for quieter rotorcraft

Sikorsky Aircraft’s newest commercial rotorcraft, the S-76Dâ„¢ helicopter, continues to progress steadily toward FAA certification this year, having performed more than 225 test flights and meeting performance, reliability and pilot workload expectations, the company announced today at the Heli-Expo industry show in Orlando.  Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The two test… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 08-Mar-11

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FAA Reauthorization Bill includes noise regulation implementation deadline

FAA Reauthorization Bill includes noise regulation implementation deadline

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced on 18th February at the Port Washington Town Dock, that he successfully included an amendment to the FAA Reauthorization Bill, that passed the Senate last night, providing a deadline for the Federal Aviation Administration to implement helicopter flight regulations within 12 months.  This major breakthrough also provides explicit legal… Read more »

Source: Senator Charles E. Schumer, 25-Feb-11

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National Parks Overflights Advisory Group to meet following Heli-Expo

National Parks Overflights Advisory Group to meet following Heli-Expo

The FAA has announced that a meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee (NPAOAG ARC) will take place on March 9-10, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. following HAI’s HELI-EXPO®. Held at the Rosen Centre Hotel from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., the meeting will be open to the public. To ensure adequate… Read more »

Source: HAI, 21-Feb-11

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Bankstown Airport continues to address noise concerns

Bankstown Airport continues to address noise concerns

Sydney Metro Airport Bankstown today announced the implementation of changes to circuit training times for fixed wing aircraft. “Our noise abatement procedures will change from 7 March 2011, bringing forward the finishing time for circuits from 11pm to 10pm Monday to Friday. During the daylight saving period the finishing time has been reduced from 11pm to… Read more »

Source: Bankstown Airport, 12-Feb-11

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Grand Canyon operators say noise-reduction proposals could hurt business

Grand Canyon operators say noise-reduction proposals could hurt business

“The Park Service has done the unthinkable but not the unexpected; it has broken its public promise to the air tour community to not propose measures designed to drive the industry, along with many jobs, out of existence in Southern Nevada and Northern Arizona — which this will do,” Steve Bassett, president of the United… Read more »

Source: Las Vegas Review Journal, 06-Feb-11

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National Park Service releases draft aircraft overflight EIS for comment

National Park Service releases draft aircraft overflight EIS for comment

The National Park Service has developed a draft plan to address the impacts of aircraft noise on park resources and visitor experience.  Released by the park on Tuesday, the plan is formally called a “Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Special Flight Rules Area in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park.” The document will be… Read more »

Source: National Park Service, 04-Feb-11

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Torrance panels at odds on helicopter noise plan

Torrance panels at odds on helicopter noise plan

The committee, made up of residents, aviation experts and government officials, recommended modifying three established helicopter routes in and out of the airport. The idea was to move the routes farther away from residential areas as well as increase the helicopter flying altitudes to reduce noise.  Torrance is the base of Robinson Helicopter Co

Source: Daily Breeze, 03-Feb-11

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Arlington abuzz over low-flying helicopters

Arlington abuzz over low-flying helicopters

Helicopter noise in the region has been an ongoing issue for years. Arlington County Board member Mary Hynes says Arlington County registers three or four new calls a month about the noise. However, one man who lives in the Fairlington section of Arlington says he leaves the county two to three messages a day about… Read more »

13-Jan-11

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Medina Hospital helicopter issue revisited, concerns still abound

Medina Hospital helicopter issue revisited, concerns still abound

Many residents in attendance at recent meeting urged the hospital to consider Medina Municipal Airport as a possible stationing ground for the helicopter

Source: Cleveland.com, 10-Jan-11

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Noise and safety concerns could force private Texas heliport closure

Noise and safety concerns could force private Texas heliport closure

A north Victoria man may be forced to shut down the heliport he operates in a residential area.  Owner Kenneth Kemp says “I personally flew the FAA people here this past weekend, and they say I’m perfectly legal.”

Source: Victoria Advocate, 06-Jan-11

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