About: airport noise reduction

Transport 16-06-2015

While airlines pay for pollution, airports fly in a different class

SPECIAL REPORT / Today’s passenger aircraft are becoming ever more efficient, driven by regulations like the EU’s emissions trading scheme and airlines looking to squeeze profit out of every drop of fuel saved.
A tiny device, shown here mounted upstream of a circular opening used to equalise the pressure in wing fuel tanks, reduces the whistling noise produced by the Airbus 320. [Photo courtesy of Lufthansa]
Transport 16-07-2014

Small is beautiful: How a tiny device cuts aircraft noise

SPECIAL REPORT / The name - vortex generator - sounds more complex than the device itself. Yet the small component developed by German researchers provides a big solution to noise produced by one of the most widely flown passenger aircraft.
Transport 15-07-2014

As aircraft become quieter, health concerns about noise grow louder

Millions of urban Europeans are exposed to aviation noise that contributes to stress, high blood pressure and even weight gain, say health specialists who want stronger measures to make flying quieter.
Transport 14-07-2014

New EU rules seen as too timid to reduce airport noise

SPECIAL REPORT / New rules on aviation noise that are due to take hold across the European Union in 2016 fall short of what is needed to protect people living near airports, the leader of a leading civil action groups says.
Plane approaching Heathrow airport (Shutterstock)
Transport 17-04-2014

New EU airport noise rules infuriate Belgian Greens

New European Union rules aimed at regulating airport noise could have far-reaching political consequences for Belgium's general elections, in May.

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