NOISE REGULATIONS

BY KEITH NUTHALL
TIGHTER noise restrictions on commercial aircraft visiting European Union airports have been proposed by the European Commission; it has tabled a new directive that would allow the worst affected airports to ban aircraft that marginally comply with the existing Chapter 3 standard accepted by the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

The move is an attempt to solve the row with the USA over the EU's ban on planes using hush-kits to meet global noise standards. The proposal repeals this legislation, which has never been invoked by ...


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