Jason Schwartz
Adviser - Aviation Noise

Jason has over 25 years of airport management experience including airport operations, airport noise abatement, community relations and unmanned aerial systems. He has worked at airports including general aviation airports, air carrier airports, and joint-use military/civilian facilities.

Jason provides support to the aviation industry, local and state governments, and communities, advocating for a greater understanding of community interests and impacts, while leveraging the local and regional benefits of airports and aviation. Jason has developed and managed noise abatement offices and noise programs for airports across the US. This includes developing and modifying flight procedures and local operational practices to reduce community impacts. Jason has managed Part 150 studies as well as supported airport master planning and NEPA projects including and environmental impact statements (EIS), environmental analyses (EA).

Jason has worked with both airports and communities in the design and deployment of NextGen/performance-based navigation procedures to ensure the interests of both industry and community stakeholders were understood and addressed. Jason has served as the airport and community lead on flight procedure at multiple airports.

Inclusive stakeholder engagement is critical in addressing airport- community issues and Jason has developed and deployed community engagement and outreach programs for airports and aviation businesses and industry groups. This experience includes the establishment and facilitation of aircraft noise roundtables, working groups, and advisory groups to encourage communication and collaboration among industry and community stakeholders.

Jason’s industry involvement includes participation on multiple International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) working groups, Airports Council International, FAA’s NextGen Advisory Committee, and the National Academies. Jason is a long-time community advocate and technical advisor to the National Organization to Insure a Sound Controlled Environment (N.O.I.S.E.).

Jason has been recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in community engagement, airport noise management, and flight procedure design. He has been presenter and subject-matter expert across North America and Europe.