Hush kit

August 4, 2013 - 3:40am
The Gulfstream GIII is among several models that will require a hushkit to operate after Dec. 31, 2015.

The FAA has issued a final rule, effective September 3 this year, outlining the upcoming ban on jets that don’t meet Stage 3 noise standards. The rule stems from the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 and prohibits airplanes with a maximum weight of 75,000 pounds or less from operating within the 48 contiguous states in the U.S. after Dec. 31, 2015, unless they meet Stage 3 noise levels.

July 9, 2013 - 3:02pm

In its description of a new rule outlining the upcoming ban on jets that don’t meet Stage 2 noise standards, the FAA incorrectly stated that hushkits are available only for Gulfstream IIs and IIIs.

July 2, 2013 - 3:30pm

The FAA issued a final rule today that prohibits jets with an mtow of 75,000 pounds or less from operating in the contiguous U.S. after Dec. 31, 2015, unless they meet Stage 3 noise levels. To take effect on September 3, the rule could affect up to 599 civil jets, though any of these aircraft that are hushkitted or otherwise modified to meet Stage 3 standards will be permitted to operate in the U.S. in 2016 and beyond.

May 12, 2012 - 3:30pm

Tightening regulation of airport noise is set to boost interest in hush-kitting older business jets, according to Hubbard Aviation Technologies, which will demonstrate its QS3 system for Gulfstream IIs and IIIs at EBACE 2012 in Geneva next week.

October 13, 2010 - 11:13am

Hubbard Aviation Technologies has made a major commitment to its Stage 3-certified QS3 hush-kit program for the Gulfstream GII, GIISP, GIIB and GIII. The program was originally launched by Stage III Technologies, which received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) in December 2003 for the modification but went out of business in February 2008.

October 13, 2010 - 7:29am

Quiet Technology Aerospace (Booth No. 4614) has the most Gulfstream II/III hush kits installed, with more than 75 done so far. The Opa-Locka, Fla. company’s Stage 3 hush kit can be installed by a maintenance center of the customer’s choice and takes 10 days or less, according to director of engineering Martin Gardner.

September 29, 2010 - 7:20am

Quiet Technology Aerospace (QTA) has the most Gulfstream II/III hush kits installed, with more than 75 done so far. The Opa-Locka, Fla., company’s Stage III hush kit can be installed by a maintenance center of the customer’s choice and takes 10 days or less, according to director of engineering Martin Gardner.

September 29, 2010 - 7:18am

Hubbard Aviation Technologies has made a major commitment to its Stage III-certified QS3 hush-kit program for the Gulfstream II/II-SP/IIB/III. The program was originally launched by Stage III Technologies, which received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) in December 2003 for the modification but went out of business in February 2008.

October 18, 2009 - 1:29pm

Hubbard Aviation Technologies of St. Paul, Minn., last week signed a contract with Aeroshear Aviation Services of Van Nuys, Calif., to fabricate and install engine hush kits for the Rolls-Royce Spey 511-8 engines powering Gulfstream GIIs and GIIIs. Called the QS3, “for quiet Spey engines,” according to Stanley Hubbard, CEO of Hubbard Aviation Technologies and Hubbard Broadcasting, the kits are priced at $2.4 million (installed).

September 30, 2008 - 10:02am

Hush kits developed by Stage III Technologies for Rolls-Royce Spey-powered Gulfstreams are back. Here at NBAA’08, the new owner of the design, Hush Kit Aviation, LLC, is exhibiting the first installation of an FAA-certified, Stage III hush kit on a Gulfstream II in the static park at Orlando Executive Airport.

 
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