AIRPLANE NOISE MONITOR BEING INSTALLED IN DEL.
BRANDYWINE HUNDRED, Del. - Monitoring equipment is being installed north of Wilmington to collect daily information about noise from airplanes.
Brandywine Hundred residents are hoping federal regulators use the data to reduce noise in their area.
Philadelphia International Airport is paying for the monitor at Bonsall Park, following negotiations with local activists. It is the only airplane noise monitor in Delaware.
Area civic associations and residents are waging a court fight against the Federal Aviation Administration's changes to regional air traffic patterns. The FAA says the plan will ease congestion but local residents worry it will add to jet noise.
Source - Philadelphia Inquirer