• Dr. Jon V Larssen
  • 737 MAX Community Noise Lead Engineer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  • Holden Auditorium (Room 112)
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Faculty Host: Dr. William Devenport

Abstract:  With airports, surrounding communities, and regulatory agencies adopting stricter rules to address noise concerns related to aircraft traffic, there are strong incentives for airlines to operate a fleet of quiet airplanes. Consequently, over the past 50 years improvements in engine technology have significantly reduced aircraft community noise levels. This presentation provides an introduction to aircraft noise in context of the regulatory environment to which commercial airplane manufacturers must respond, along with a high level overview of how the Boeing Company utilizes technology demonstrator programs to mature and implement environmental technologies benefiting new airplanes and the communities in which they operate.

Bio: Jon Larssen received his dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2001, and a Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering in 2005 focusing on low speed turbulence under the direction of Dr. W. Devenport at Virginia Tech.  Upon graduation Dr. Larssen joined the Acoustic Research and Technology branch of Boeing Commercial Airplanes in the Seattle area where he participated on multiple airplane programs from wind tunnel campaigns through certification flight testing. Currently Dr. Larssen is the lead engineer for the 737 MAX Community Noise group responsible for ensuring noise certification of the newest  members of the 737 family of aircraft.