Assessing the Performance of the sonAIR Aircraft Noise Model in Predicting Noise Levels at Schiphol Airport

Published Online:30 May 2024   https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2024-3132 Abstract: Aircraft noise is a significant problem for communities surrounding airports. Accurate prediction models are needed to estimate noise levels from aircraft operations. In this research, the accuracy of the sonAIR aircraft noise model in predicting noise levels from departures around Schiphol airport is evaluated by comparison to measurement […]

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Aircraft Noise Model Improvement by Calibration of Noise-Power-Distance Values Using Acoustic Measurements

Published Online:30 May 2024 https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2024-3132   Abstract: To regulate aircraft noise impact on communities surrounding airports, best-practice models are used to predict aircraft noise levels. In this research the Noise-Power-Distance (NPD) tables in the European Doc.29 noise model are evaluated with measurements around Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Even with accurate input parameters (thrust and distance to […]

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Traffic Segregation Concepts

A new report has been published on traffic segregation concepts. In the current Schiphol operation, during a departure peak (two runways in use for departures), departing traffic is segregated based on their departure sector and therefore destination. The primary departure runways operate traffic to sectors 1, 4 and 5 while secondary runways operate traffic to […]

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Research agenda 2023-2027 released!

The new research agenda has been approved by the KDC Board, and is now available on the KDC website! Like previous year, the KDC research has been expanded to a five year program, covering the 2023 – 2027 period. The program revolves around five themes: Safe Airspace and Airport Navigation Environmental Sustainability Airline and Airport Operational […]

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Fixed Arrival Routes: Early Split – Late Merge

Air traffic volumes and the nature of air traffic using the Dutch airspace has evolved significantly over the past decades and will continue to evolve. This while the airspace structure has remained largely unchanged. To boost efficient use of airspace and to reduce emissions and noise impact, the Dutch Airspace Redesign Programme was established. Redesigns […]

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D-1 Demand Alignment Predictions

European network operational stakeholders have become increasingly aware of the need to optimize their operations within the available capacity. The utilization of the available capacity on the day of operations (D0) requires the publication of a stable operational plan the day prior to operations (D-1). This D-1 plan enables all stakeholders to anticipate the network […]

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Research agenda 2022-2026 released!

The new research agenda has been approved by the KDC Board, and is now available on the KDC website! Like previous year, the KDC research has been expanded to a five year program, covering the 2022 – 2026 period. The program revolves around five themes: Safe Airspace and Airport Navigation Environmental Sustainability Airline and Airport […]

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Summary of KDC results 2020

What did KDC achieve in 2020? The results at a glance.   In 2020… … we worked on 11 different projects. … we finished 9 projects, the remaining 2 studies started in 2020 will be completed in 2021. … 9 students conducted innovative research within the Centre of Excellence. Five of them were master students […]

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