Some measurements have been made of aircraft noise, with particular reference to the levels of engine thrust reversal noise of different aircraft types, at and near to London airport - Gatwick. The object was to determine the contribution of reverse thrust noise to the total noise exposure at points on the ground. The results show that generally this contribution is small in relation to that of the principal sources of noise, aircraft taking off and climbing out. However it was found that the noise levels of reverse thrust are sufficient to cause disturbance at times when aircraft landings are the only air traffic movements taking place and the background noise is otherwise low.(a)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Physical Laboratory, England

    Queens Road
    Teddington, Middlesex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Higginson, R F
    • Rennie, A J
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188533
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NPL Acoust Rpt AC83 Monogrpah
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM