An International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) committee has agreed to recommend an additional 7 dB reduction in noise levels for aircraft, with the new limits to be put in place at the end of 2017 for large aircraft and the beginning of 2020 for smaller ones, including most business jets. The agreement of the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) has drawn praise from the business aviation community, which backs a single standard in lieu of a patchwork of noise ...


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