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Volpe Aircraft Noise Certification Support

As specified by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Order 8110.4C, “Type Certification Process” (most recently revised as “Change 6”, MAR2017), the U.S. DOT Volpe Center Acoustics Facility (Volpe), in support of the FAA Office of Environment and Energy (AEE), performs audits of aircraft noise certification applicants’ software and methodologies to ensure conformance with the requirements and specifications of Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Title 14 part 36 (Part 36).

These audits are executed as “validations” of applicants’ software, instrumentation and procedures.

Please visit the following pages for additional information:

Contact Us

Dave Read
Lead, Aircraft Noise Certification Support
Environmental Measurement and Modeling
55 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States
David.Read@dot.gov
Phone: 617-494-6343

Chris Cutler
Physical Scientist
Environmental Measurement and Modeling
55 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States
Christopher.Cutler@dot.gov
Phone: 617-494-2817

Last updated: Thursday, January 14, 2021