ICAO's Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP), meeting this week in Montreal, issued a series of recommendations to reduce aircraft noise and exhaust emissions, including a noise standard 10 decibels lower than current international noise rules. U.S. airlines, airframe and engine makers unanimously supported a reduction of eight decibels for aircraft in production (DAILY, Jan. 16). Airports Council International called the consensus "too little, too late." The CAEP ...

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