Replacement Terminal Environmental Assessment
11. Will the Airport consider performing noise monitoring in and around the airport and approaches/departures to the airport?
Requests have been made by residents within the areas surrounding Trenton-Mercer Airport in Mercer County, NJ and Bucks County, PA to place noise monitoring equipment within their neighborhoods and properties. The request to place equipment is made based on the thought that by adding actual measured noise to the data, calculations or model, the result would show greater sensitivity to the community’s input and request to measure aircraft noise levels.
The measured noise is not able to be used to adjust the model incrementally where differences occur between the model and measured noise and cannot be used to supplement the model’s noise contours. The FAA uses and only recognizes the noise modeling based on the use of the Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) model.