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Managing noise: The benefits of new generation quieter aircraft


Since the beginning of the jet age nearly 40 years ago, Boeing has made great strides in reducing the nose impact of airplanes. Play this video to hear why today’s airplanes such as the 787 Dreamliner have a 90% smaller noise footprint area compared to original commercial jets.

For most of the world’s major airports – including Sydney – aircraft noise has been a long standing issue.

Sydney Airport is committed to working with the community, governments and the aviation industry to manage and mitigate aircraft noise impacts, especially in areas close to the airport or under flight paths.

In the 1960s, after Sydney Airport’s curfew was introduced, the most common jet aircraft was the Boeing 707. Early jet engines were extremely noisy, fuel guzzling and environmentally dirty.

Today, domestic and international aircraft in Australian skies are some of the most modern in the world. With new generation quieter aircraft continuing to replace older noisier aircraft, noise impacts from aircraft using Sydney Airport will continue to improve, helping to offset increased movements.