News Note: EU scraps legislation

 - May 23, 2008, 6:13 AM

Legislation to ban certain large transport aircraft that have hush kits from using all European airports starting next April has been scrapped by the European Union. Consequently, the U.S. withdrew a formal complaint submitted last year to the International Civil Aviation Organization. The U.S. maintained that the regulation, that applied to hush-kitted aircraft over 75,000 lb mtow, discriminated against U.S. manufacturers. The EU maintained that hush kits only marginally bring airplanes into compliance with Stage 3 noise levels.