Aircraft Noise Perception in Brazil: the Sao Paulo International Airport Case-Study

By Rogéria A.G. Eller, Ligia M. S. Urbina and Protógenes Pires Porto, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica – ITA

This research aims to evaluate the aircraft noise perception in the vicinity of the Sao Paulo International Airport – AISP/GRU (the biggest airport of South America). The relationship between aircraft noise perception and social class levels, are specifically studied. This relationship is expected to be positive. Since noise perception is an intangible variable, this study chose as a proxy the value
losses of residential properties, caused by aeronautical noise. The social class variable had been measured utilizing average per capita income of the population who live nearby the airport.

This research aims to evaluate the aircraft noise perception in the vicinity of the Sao Paulo International Airport – AISP/GRU (the biggest airport of South America). The relationship between aircraft noise perception and social class levels, are specifically studied. This relationship is expected to be positive. Since noise perception is an intangible variable, this study chose as a proxy the value losses of residential properties, caused by aeronautical noise. The social class variable had been measured utilizing average per capita income of the population who live nearby the airport.

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