Accession Number:

ADA159835

Title:

Flight Operations Noise Tests of Eight Helicopters

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

689.0

Abstract:

This document presents acoustical data and flight path information acquired during the FAAHAI Helicopter Flight Operations Noise Test Program. As-measured noise levels of the Aerospatiale 365N, Agusta 109A, Bell 206L-1 and 222A, Hughes 500D, MBB BK117, Robinson R22, and Sikorsky S76 are presented for various enroute and heliport flight operations. The operations include level flyovers at two altitudes, normal takeoffs, normal and constant-gildeslope approaches, various types of noise abatement approaches, level flight turns and hover IGE and OGE. The acoustical data are accompanied by radar tracking data and cockpit instrument panel information which document the operational procedures flown, and meteorological measurements to permit data corrections for nonstandard atmospheric conditions. This helicopter operational noise data base can be used in enroute and heliport land use planning, heliport environmental studies and planning guidelines, pilot familiarization and training, verification of noise prediction and estimating methods, and lateral attenuation studies. Additional keywords heliport, flight operations, noise abatement, directivity approaches.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE