Operators Honored for Flying Quieter

 - December 15, 2006, 9:26 AM

Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, N.Y., today presented its 2005 Spirit of Noise Abatement Award to 32 of its based operators and corporate flight departments for maintaining 100-percent compliance with the Voluntary Restraint from Flying Program (between midnight and 6:30 a.m.) and for not exceeding 93 dBA on approach and departure as measured by the airport’s noise-monitoring system. The 2005 Spirit winner for the lowest average sound level for a jet fleet operator went to U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Brands, flying two Challenger 601s and two Falcon 2000EXs. The Spirit award for the lowest average sound level by a single jet operator went to Rabbit Hill Industries, flying a Citation 550. The HPN Spirit of Noise Abatement Award was established in 1994. Winners receive a plaque in recognition of their “dedication and constant efforts to help reduce the impact of aircraft noise on the surrounding communities.”