Possible regulations on noise mitigation at Europe’s airports has Airlines for America (A4A, formerly known as the Air Transport Association) concerned that the battle over hushkits could be replayed. In its “Better Airports Package” announced on Dec. 1, the European Commission said it will set up an oversight role for the EC, but the ultimate decision on handling noise issues will lie with the member state. “Decisions on cutting noise levels have to balance protection for citizens ...


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