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Assessing aircraft noise-induced annoyance around a major German airport and its predictors via telephone survey – The COSMA study

Bartels, S. and Rooney, Daniel and Müller, U. (2018) Assessing aircraft noise-induced annoyance around a major German airport and its predictors via telephone survey – The COSMA study. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 59, pp. 246-258. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.trd.2018.01.015. ISSN 1361-9209.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2018.01.015


Background: Despite technological improvements and noise mitigation schemes, annoyance due to aircraft noise remains an ongoing issue for residents near airports, and increasing annoyance has been observed in many affected communities. Objectives: This study investigates aircraft noise-induced annoyance near a German airport that is particularly busy at night. In addition to established predictors, it examines variables not considered in studies of recent years. Annoyance ratings are compared to the current European standard exposure-response curve and the community tolerance level (Lct) is calculated as described in the 2016 revision of ISO 1996-1. Methods: A telephone survey was conducted with 1262 residents near Cologne/Bonn Airport (IATA: CGN, Germany) which can be classified as a low-rate change (LRC) airport. Acoustical (Ldn in 5 dB-steps, flight altitude, and predominant type of operation) and non-acoustical variables (e.g., attitudes, noise sensitivity, urbanisation level of area) were recorded for every participant. Respondents assessed their aircraft noise-induced overall annoyance as well as their night-time annoyance using the verbal 5-point ICBEN scale. Results: The Ldn explained 16.5% of variance in the annoyance ratings. The inclusion of nonacoustical variables into the regression model increased the proportion of explained variance to 54.8%. Annoyance prevalence rates at CGN were higher than predicted by the EU-standard curve and the Lct was lower than predicted by recent work. Conclusion: For a LRC airport, the community around CGN shows an uncommonly high percentage of highly annoyed residents and a low tolerance to aircraft noise exposure. Non-acoustical factors including personal and situational factors seem to have substantial impact on annoyance.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/119444/
Document Type:Article
Title:Assessing aircraft noise-induced annoyance around a major German airport and its predictors via telephone survey – The COSMA study
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Bartels, S.susanne.bartels (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Rooney, DanielDaniel.Rooney (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2966-9483
Müller, U.uwe.mueller (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1016/j.trd.2018.01.015
Page Range:pp. 246-258
Keywords:Aircraft noise, Annoyance, Non-acoustical variables, Telephone Survey, Community tolerance level
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human factors and safety in Aeronautics (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Sleep and Human Factors Research
Deposited By: Sender, Alina
Deposited On:27 Mar 2018 13:10
Last Modified:17 Aug 2020 12:00

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