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FAA Rule Says New Aircraft Design Must be Quieter in 2018

By S.L. Fuller | October 13, 2017

Old legal books Spanish barristers law reports in Spain on bookshelf in real life solicitors law attorneys office library.The FAA said it will require newly designed aircraft have lower noise volumes, starting Jan. 1, 2018. A new rule, “Stage 5 Airplane Noise Standards,” would demand that the latest noise-reduction technology available be incorporated into new designs.

A result of the new rule, the FAA said, is that new airplane type designs in the subsonic jet airplanes and subsonic transport category large airplanes would operate at least seven decibels quieter than airplanes in the current fleet.

“Reducing aircraft noise is important to the FAA because it’s an important quality of life issue for surrounding airport communities,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. “We will continue to do our best through new technologies, procedures and community engagement to make aircraft operations quieter.”

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