If the FAA reauthorization bill currently under debate in Congress is finally passed in its present form, one provision that it contains could seal the fate of Stage II aircraft operations in the continental U.S., based in part on the efforts of an aviation industry group known as Sound Initiative.
As part of its good-neighbor program, Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, N.Y., presented its annual Spirit of Noise Abatement awards at an environmental event organized by the Westchester Aviation Association at the end of May. Since 1994 the program has honored those business aircraft operators who have abided by the airport’s noise-reduction policies during the previous year.
The FAA has awarded contracts valued at $125 million to several manufacturers to develop and demonstrate technologies that will reduce jet aircraft fuel consumption, emissions and noise. The contracts–awarded to Boeing, General Electric, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce North America–are part of the agency’s Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (Cleen) program.
At a ceremony held at Westchester County Airport (HPN) in New York, airport administrators and local operator groups announced the 2007 and 2008 winners of the airport’s Spirit of Noise Abatement Awards.
According to the Teterboro Users Group (Tug), aircraft movements at Teterboro (N.J.) Airport in November came in at 12,834, a 3.8-percent year-over-year increase and the first rise in traffic noted at the field in more than 12 months. Total jet movements were 10,033, up 3.4 percent, while dispensed fuel rose 6.7 percent, to 3.1 million gallons.
The New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia Metropolitan Area Airspace Redesign, which is intended to reduce delays in this heavy air traffic area, cleared a “key legal barrier” after a court struck down a group of legal challenges, the FAA said yesterday.
A new thermal/acoustic barrier package promises to reduce cabin noise by as much as 30 percent. The Silentium Air SPS 360 is a product of Aviation International Management Services (AIMS) of Montreal, which is supplying the kits to exclusive marketing agent Zenith Jet, also of Montreal.
Business aircraft management and charter operator Zenith Jet and noise reduction specialist Aviation Management International Services (AIMS) have teamed to launch a new thermal acoustic barrier package–dubbed Silentium Air– that promises to reduce cabin noise by up to 30 percent. AIMS is supplying the kits and Zenith Jet is the exclusive marketing agent.
Business aircraft management and charter operator Zenith Jet and noise reduction specialist Aviation International Management Services (AIMS) have teamed to launch a new thermal acoustic barrier package that promises to reduce cabin noise by up to 30 percent. AIMS is supplying the kits and Zenith Jet is the exclusive marketing agent.
Van Nuys Airport last month introduced a draft environmental impact report for the proposed Noisier Aircraft Phaseout Project. The preliminary plan calls for establishing a maximum noise level for arriving and departing aircraft at Van Nuys, beginning with a phase-out of aircraft generating noise levels of 77 dBA or more on departure.