An ICAO committee has proposed the adoption of a new aircraft noise standard that is 10 decibels below the current Stage 3 standard by 2006. ICAO's Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP), meeting in Montreal in mid-January, issued a series of recommendations aimed at reducing aircraft noise. The group also established a framework to address lowering aircraft emissions. The committee decided against calling for a worldwide phase-out of existing aircraft that do ...


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