February 5, 2023


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Helicopter noise reporting system now available for DC area residents

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 16: A U.S. armed service helicopter flies about the Afghan Embassy in a leafy, silent neighborhood in the northwest section of the U.S. capital on August 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Taliban has taken command of Afghanistan’s gove

A demo helicopter noise reporting procedure is now operational in the D.C. area, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton announced Wednesday.

People can now post helicopter sounds concerns to the trial helicopter noise reporting procedure.

In January 2021, the Government Accountability Place of work (GAO) encouraged that the FAA establish a mechanism to exchange helicopter sounds details with helicopter operators in the Countrywide Cash Area (NCR).

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The demo process is operate by the Jap Region Helicopter Council and the Helicopter Affiliation Intercontinental. The FAA will examine the success of the trial process.  

“Even though I am worried that the FAA is not running the demo helicopter sound reporting procedure alone, it is significant that helicopter sound concerns be submitted to the technique, so that we can have a far better notion which operators are producing noise issues and where they are concentrated,” Norton explained. “I search ahead to discovering the outcomes of the method.”

People can post helicopter noise issues by means of the web page, cellular application, or by calling 877-209-3200.