Accession Number : ADP007514

Title :   Combat Aircraft Noise The Operator's Perspective,

Corporate Author : MINISTRY OF DEFENCE (ARMY) LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Bogg, R.

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Combat aircraft are not subject to the same noise reduction regulations as civil aircraft and are operated closer to their performance limits and at high power settings for extended periods. There is general pressure to reduce noise of all kinds, but particularly that from low flying aircraft. Although there is little that can be done to quieten in-service engines, operational palliatives, such as noise abatement procedures and restrictions on low flying, have been introduced. Moreover, there has been a concerted education and public relations campaign, and numerous airspace management changes have been introduced to reduce the impact of low flying on the population.

Descriptors :   *NOISE REDUCTION, *MILITARY AIRCRAFT, *AIRCRAFT ENGINE NOISE, AIRCRAFT, EDUCATION, ENGINES, HIGH POWER, IMPACT, MANAGEMENT, NOISE, POPULATION, POWER, PRESSURE, PUBLIC RELATIONS, REDUCTION, REGULATIONS, WARFARE, LOW LEVEL, LEVEL FLIGHT, FIXED WING AIRCRAFT.

Subject Categories : Acoustics
      Military Aircraft Operations
      Noise Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE