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For an industry forecasting average compound annual growth rates of 5.4% until 2017, balancing the benefits of enhanced global connectivity with the needs of people living under flightpaths has never been more urgent.
Supporters of airport expansion often point out that modern aircraft are 75% quieter today than their forbearers were 50 years ago.
But reducing noise at its manufacturing source is just one of four ways ICAO seeks to mitigate noise pollution for local residents. And according to Thomas Roetger, IATA’s Assistant Director, Aviation Environment Technology, the scope for OEM-led improvements is declining each year...