Noise regulation

April 2, 2012 - 3:44am

ITT has been quietly developing technology to reduce aircraft cabin noise levels, primarily through the use of cabin interior isolators.

The White Plains, N.Y.-based company promoted its latest products at the recent Business Jet Interiors World Expo in Cannes, France, claiming that in some cases the ITT elastomeric devices that attach the cabin interior to the airframe have reduced noise by up to 6 dBA. These same isolators are standard in the Boeing 787.

February 23, 2012 - 2:40pm

A provision in the recently passed FAA reauthorization bill will result in Stage 2 business jets weighing 75,000 pounds or less being phased out in the contiguous U.S. after Dec. 31, 2015.

February 21, 2012 - 2:00pm

Hubbard Aviation Technologies will conduct a European airport tour in the runup to Ebace 2012. The St. Paul, Minn.-based company said it will offer demo flights at four leading European airports on a Gulfstream III outfitted with Hubbard Aviation Technologies’ QS3 Noise Suppression System. The noise-suppression system, which does not impose any operating restrictions, is approved by the FAA and EASA to meet Stage 3/Chapter 3 noise standards.

February 4, 2012 - 12:50am

It’s another election year and time for a fresh round of craven attacks on general aviation by the uninformed elected.

While Congress can’t seem to pass an FAA budget on time, that hasn’t stopped a few members from attempting to micromanage FAA authority in their own districts, especially if it helps them get re-elected.

January 10, 2012 - 3:10pm

Arinc Direct announced today that it has added standardized airport noise abatement procedures to its product suite for flight planning, thanks to an agreement with FlightRisk and Whispertrack. As such, the company’s flight-planning suite now includes noise-abatement procedures for more than 22 North American airports, including Teterboro, N.J., and Oakland and Santa Monica, Calif. Arinc Direct claims it is the first flight-planning service to provide this data as standard information for its operators.

November 2, 2011 - 12:49pm

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has commissioned a wind tunnel to help aircraft manufacturers measure the noise levels generated by aircraft landing gear. Industry historically has focused on measuring and reducing the noise generated only by engines.

October 3, 2011 - 2:25pm

The FAA approved the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport’s noise compatibility program following a two-year noise study. Its new program focuses on three areas: noise abatement, land-use planning and program management.

May 1, 2011 - 5:30am

InspecTech Aero Service has launched its iShade iQ electrically dimmable window, and the new technology includes a breakthrough in noise damping, according to the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based company. “Cabin windows are a main path for noise transmission,” explained the company at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in April in Hamburg, Germany.

March 26, 2011 - 9:30am

A trio of California congressmen have drafted legislation they hope will allow Bob Hope Burbank Airport and Van Nuys Airport to adopt operations curfews. The Valley-Wide Noise Relief Act seeks to exempt the two airports from the 1990 Airport Noise and Capacity Act (ANCA), which has prevented them from adopting comprehensive nighttime bans.

November 30, 2010 - 11:04am

 Jersey’s Teterboro Airport (TEB) honored 24 company flight departments and individuals with its annual Good Neighbor Awards at the NBAA Convention in October. Recipients for the year 2009 were recognized for adhering to TEB’s voluntary noise restraints limiting late-night arrivals and departures and prohibiting Stage II jet operations. Honorees also have received no violations or warnings under the airport’s mandatory noise rules.

 
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