ABSTRACT

Aircraft Noise: Information on a Potential Mandated Transition to Quieter Airplanes, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the GAO (Government Accountability Office) Highlights: "Although advances in technology have led to quieter aircraft capable of meeting increasingly stringent noise standards, airport noise remains a concern. FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] regulates aircraft noise by ensuring compliance with relevant noise standards. [...] The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 included a provision for GAO to review a potential phase-out of stage 3 airplanes--the loudest aircraft currently operating in the United States. This report describes (1) the proportion of stage 3 airplanes in the U.S. fleet, and what proportion of these stage 3 airplanes are able to meet more stringent noise standards and (2) selected stakeholders' views on the potential benefits, costs, and challenges of phasing out stage 3 airplanes."

Report Number:
GAO-20-661
Publisher:
Date:
2020-08
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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