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Stansted Turns Down the Noise

LONDON STANSTED Airport is to consult the public over new take-off procedures that could reduce aircraft noise for local communities

12-Oct-2015


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LONDON STANSTED Airport is to consult the public over new take-off procedures that could reduce aircraft noise for local communities.

Performance Based Navigation, which uses GPS technology, enables flight crews to more accurately follow prescribed departure routings, minimising the aircraft’s noise footprint on the ground. Results from a recent trial on two of the airport’s existing departure routes (Clacton 22 and Detling 04) showed that 85% fewer people were directly overflown using the new procedures.

The initiative – undertaken in partnership with easyJet and air traffic control provider NATS – has taken more than two years to develop and is now subject to a 12-week public consultation (ending November 27) before it is submitted to the Civil Aviation Authority for approval.

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Peter Huntingdon Bewers said on the 26-Dec-2015 at 13:51

This is considerate and Makes a ' Good Neighbour ' of any Airport. The ' Concorde ' Take off method as used in the U.S.A. helps as with any Noise Abatement styles of reducing Power after Take Off until well away from Residential Area,s and then putting on Power again. Fortunately modern Aircraft are very Quiet compared to the Noisy ' Pure Jets ' of Yesteryear and The ' Bypass Turbo Fan Jet Engine has made such a huge difference and the Noise Levels are still being reduced Year on Year.

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