The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Oversight Committee (AOC), the governing board for the program, met in July and selected projects for the Fiscal Year 2011 program. One project, “Understanding Public Perceptions of Aircraft Noise and Noise-induced Sleep Disturbance” (Project 2-35), has been allocated $600,000. The objective of this research is to provide the starting point for the initiation of a large-scale social survey to acquire data in the U.S., which further develops noise exposure-response relationships describing the effects of aircraft noise on annoyance and sleep across the U.S. today.

The ACRP is sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and managed by the National Academies, through the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Find a preliminary description of the project in the August 2010 ACRP Announcement of Airport Research Projects. A detailed project statement formally soliciting research proposals is expected to be released in November 2010. The project statement will be announced by e-mail. A form to register for e-mail notification of project statements is available on the ACRP website.