Airport Noise Monitoring

Monitor Airport and Flight Path Noise Levels

Noise is a source of concern for both small and large airports and their surrounding communities.  In an effort to establish a balanced approach to airport noise monitoring, airports are instituting and evaluating noise abatement programs, enforcing aircraft operational requirements, and developing aircraft departure and arrival procedures with noise in mind.  Flight path noise can become a real nuisance in communities, but airports benefit from providing clear and understandable noise metrics to the public. Using Larson Davis Noise Monitoring Systems offered by The Modal Shop, aircraft noise can be properly identified and managed with appropriate countermeasures, improving the relationships between the airport and community residents. 

The Modal Shop offers several noise monitoring systems to provide short to medium term monitoring capabilities for collecting a variety of data, from basic noise measurements, to GPS and weather data in lightweight, easy to deploy packages.  We offer systems for onsite handheld, walk-around measurements and systems for longer-term or unattended measurements. DNA software from Larson Davis allows the user to organize the data into meaningful reports to understand the patterns or nuances of airport noise.

Long-Term, Portable, and Attended Noise Monitoring

Using Larson Davis solutions rented from The Modal Shop allows for quick deployment of monitoring stations to understand airport noise. If needed, steps can be swiftly taken to remedy any problems. The Modal Shop’s experienced rental team is available to help you find just the right equipment for your airport noise monitoring needs. Below are several available kit configurations and options for aircraft and flight path noise monitoring. See the Sound Level Meter Selection Guide for a comparison chart of available meters. Our team is happy to help you mix and match meters, microphones, batteries, and more to find a test setup that fits your requirements.