This paper reviews various operation techniques for reducing noise nuisance. Of these, some have already been implemented and, where there is no associated penalty in terms of operational safety, further improvement can be confidently expected. In other cases, significant cost is involved and it is necessary to demonstrate conclusively that safety standards will not be impaired. The provision of adequate data to demonstrate the safety of these operations and, in some cases, the development of new equipment, means that such techniques can only be introduced, if ever, on a protracted time-scale. Perhaps the most promising technique, which is applicable even to the latest "quiet" aircraft, involves continuous descent from the stack to touchdown. This is already being adopted by many airlines and, together with the proper management of drag which is closely associated with this procedure, could result in some alleviation in the comparatively near future.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Challenging Future, Proceedings of the 5th World Airports Conference, Brighton, England, May 5-7, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Civil Engineers

    One Great George Street, Westminster
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1P 3AA
  • Authors:
    • Saint John, O B
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Pagination: 6 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00155776
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Aerospace Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM