I enjoyed George Larson’s “Hushing Noise That Annoys” (June 2010, page 38). It was interesting to learn that an airplane owner might spend more than $1 million to reduce cabin noise, while airplane manufacturers are surprisingly slow to adopt noise and vibration reduction technology that has become standard throughout the automobile industry. Payoffs in improved passenger comfort and product marketability have resulted in rapid adoption of new vibration analysis technology throughout the ...


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