News Article - June 12, 2008

Airport Noise Community Workshops Announced  
  The City of Philadelphia, Division of Aviation is holding airport noise community workshops from June 17 to 25. Attendees will see the updated noise maps for the Philadelphia International Airport and can share their perspectives and suggestions about noise mitigation alternatives. All comments submitted at these workshops will be included in the final report document for the update of the Noise Compatibility Study for the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).These community workshops will feature an open house format. Attendees can stop by at any time from 6 to 8 p.m. to review the information, ask questions and provide comments.

   Changed locations are: Tuesday (June 17), Paulsboro Volunteer Fire Association, 1502 Swedesboro Avenue, Paulsboro, NJ; Wednesday (June 18), Tinicum School, First and Seneca Streets, Essington; Thursday (June 19), Claymont Community Center, 3301 Green Street, Claymont, DE; Tuesday (June 24), Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 Kings Hwy North, Cherry Hill, NJ; and Wednesday (June 25), Mercy Wellness Center, 2821 Island Avenue, Philadelphia.

   The FAA approved the original Noise Compatibility Study in May 2003. The original study documented the existing and future (5-year) noise impacts and recommended a variety of noise mitigation measures to assist with reducing the level of impact on the communities surrounding PHL. This study update will revisit and update the same information for the next five years, and evaluate the feasibility of recommending additional noise mitigation measures. The final report is scheduled to be submitted to the FAA by December 2008.

   Philadelphia International Airport is owned and operated by the City of Philadelphia. The airport is a self-sustaining entity that operates without the use of local tax dollars. It is one of the largest economic engines in Pennsylvania, generating an estimated $14 billion in spending to the regional economy and employing a workforce of nearly 34, 000. Visit the official Philadelphia International Airport website at for more information.

Source - Town Talk News