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Anms Symposium 2009 Final

  1. 1. Boston Logan International Airport Mitigation at Boston Logan International Airport A Non-Part 150 Airport AAAE 9th Annual Airport Noise Mitigation Symposium Session #3: Mitigation at Non-Part 150 Airports October 5, 2009 Prepared by Fred Massaro Massachusetts Port Authority
  2. 2. 2  Independent State Authority (established in 1956)  Board of Directors  Corporate Structure  Self Supporting  Revenues generated by users  Bonding authority  Facilities  Boston Logan  Hanscom Field  Worcester Regional (operate only)  Tobin Bridge  Port of Boston  Real Estate
  3. 3. 3  High Technology  Biotechnology  Health Care Services  Financial Service  Higher Education  Tourism  About 55% Logan Trips are Business Related
  4. 4. 4  $7 Billion in Annual Economic Impact  Over 10,000 Direct Jobs  Over 80% Private Sector  82,000 Total Direct/Indirect Jobs
  5. 5. 5 Note: Includes Seasonal Service, Source: OAG Schedules
  6. 6. 6 Note: Includes Seasonal Service, Source: OAG Schedules
  7. 7. Passengers 26.1M Cargo 587Mlbs Operations 371,000 O&D Market (about 90%) ACI 2007 Pax Rankings Domestic 17th and World 36th International Gateway with over 4 million pax/yr All Major Airlines with Virgin America, Southwest, Sun Country and Porter as latest entries
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  9. 9. 9 Boston Logan Confined Size and close proximity
  10. 10. 1927 2009
  11. 11. Triple Deckers Flat Roofs..Lots of windows….Lots of noise
  12. 12. Rebuilding 1985Relocating 1970 Relocating 1950
  13. 13. 1969 Herald Traveler
  14. 14. Ordinary Citizens Taking a Stand Anna Defronzo New York Times Sunday, August 11, 1968
  15. 15. 1975: Logan’s first Noise Monitoring System 1976: Noise rules relating to runway use 1976: Nighttime runway use restrictions 1977: Noise Abatement Office established 1981: First FAA School Soundproofing Grant 1984: Residential Soundproofing Pilot Program 1984: Final Part 150 rules put in place
  16. 16. Federal Aviation Regulation Part 150 Airport Noise Compatibility Planning: “The regulations contained in Part 150 are voluntary and airport operators are not required to participate" …FAA Part 150 Overview
  17. 17. “….Massport has never filed an official Part 150 noise compatibility study because all of Logan’s program elements , while regularly reviewed and updated, preceded the promulgation of Part 150 and are effectively grandfathered”….Massport 2007 EDR
  18. 18. FAA Part 150: Boston Logan Airport Establishment of standard noise methodologies and units. √ Establishment of an INM as the standard noise modeling methodology. √ Identifying land uses which normally are compatible or non-compatible with various levels of airport noise. √ Voluntary development of Noise Exposure Maps and Noise Compatibility Programs. √ Review of NEM’s to ensure compliance with the Part 150 regulation N/A Review and approval or disapproval of Part 150 NCP’s by Airport Operator N/A Establishment of procedures and criteria for AIP funded Noise Projects √
  19. 19. 23  Sound Proofing Since 1985  11,000 Residences  37 Schools  Expanded NEM Based on Water/Hills  24/7 Complaint Line  Noise Monitors and Noise Monitoring System  Expanded Website  Annual Environmental Data Reports  Air & Water Quality  Mitigation Tracking
  20. 20. 24  Reduce noise impacts to nearby communities  Almost $160 million in Residential and School Soundproofing  Noise Abatement Departure/Arrival Procedures  Preferential Runway Use and Restrictions  Installation of a New NOMS (Multi-Million $ Investment)  Reduce Emissions  CNG and Electric Vehicles- 110 vehicles including 32 Shuttle Bus Fleet  Use of Ultra Low Sulfur Fuel and 400-Hz Power at Gates  Air Quality Initiative (AQI)  Expand Information Sharing  Web Focus  Live Flight Tracking  Complaint Form  Educate (e.g. How Logan Works)  FAA Overflight Noise Study  Expanded Use of RNAV Procedures
  21. 21. •Massport Soundproofing has achieved an enormously successful 90% participation rate over 25 years • 11,200 of 12,800 dwelling units treated • As of 2006, all eligible property owners contacted • Continually shrinking contours have jeopardized potential eligibility of remaining 10% not yet Soundproofed • Massport’s “Reachback” program proactively goes door-to-door advising homeowners of “last chance” at Soundproofing
  22. 22. Most Recent School Cummings Middle School Winthrop, MA Soundproofed 2003 First School East Boston High School First School Soundproofed Soundproofed 1982
  23. 23. • $4M appropriated for homes within the Bayswater Area of East Boston (no FAA funding) • Mitigates FAA safety-required removal of “Blast Fence” at end of RW 22R • $3,700,000 distributed among 215 homes ($17,200 “Grant ”per house “) • $300,000 to renovate community meeting building • Homeowners eligible to choose one or more of the 11 approved Environmental Home Improvement options . (7 acoustical, 4 air quality) • Massport “pre-qualifies” 40 small local contractors to promote local partnership. Blast Fence Location
  24. 24. Strategic determent of over land departures and arrivals Westerly
  25. 25. 29 22R 22L 27 4L 4R 33L 15R 15L 33R 14 32 9 Improved Low Visibility Operations New Taxiways Peak Period Pricing Massport’s Delay Reduction Program New Runway Depart 14, Land 32
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  27. 27. 31  Safe, Secure and Efficient Facilities  Regional Economic Development  Excellent Customer Service  Good Corporate Citizen  Mitigate Impacts/Innovate When Possible  Reach Out/Inform Impacted Communities  Listen And, When Possible, Incorporate Feedback in Plans
  28. 28. 32  Summer Youth Programs  MPA Means Businesses  Support Boston’s Main Street Program  Scholarships and Sponsorships  EB Sailing Center  Lieu of Tax Payments  Volunteer Community Work
  29. 29. 33  Upgrade and Expand International Terminal  Delta New Terminal A  US Airways Terminal B  Expansion of Central Garage  New Walkways  New Hotel  New Roadways/Tunnel  New Fuel Distribution System/Other Utilities  Airfield Improvements 22R 22L 27 4L 4R 33L 15R 15L 33R 14 32 9
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  33. 33. “Boston Logan’s decades long history of innovative environmental programs has dramatically reduced its effect on the surrounding environment. Massport not only works with Federal and State Agencies and airport tenants to meet mandated regulations, it also is proactive with its own initiatives in an effort to exceed regulatory requirements and reduce the impact of airport operations…” From Massport website www.Massport.com
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