Reducing Aircraft Noise: A European Perspective

The author of this article (Paragraph No. 15,011) writes that aircraft noise has been an issue ever since the introduction of the first jet aircraft. He observes that the benefits of progressive technological improvements have often been offset by the introduction of larger aircraft, more frequent movements, often at sensitive times of day (or to be more accurate, at night), and growing community expectations. According to the author, aircraft noise remains the foremost concern to airport neighbors and poses the biggest threat to future airport development. But where do we go from her? Aviation is predicting huge growth, but the scope for further noise reductions at source appears limited. Ultimately, whether this predicted demand for air services is met will depend on how quickly the industry tackles the noise issue. In this respect, the recent noise recommendations of the fifth meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization's Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) fall far short of what is required to meet the reasonable expectations of airport neighbors, the author says.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Aviation Law Institute

    DePaul University College of Law, 25 E Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60604
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, Tim
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Transfer Binder 1: 2001 to 2004
  • Pagination: pp 7011-7019
  • Monograph Title: Issues in Aviation Law and Policy

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01149577
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 21 2009 12:28PM