The A380 has been recognised for its reduced noise around airport communities in a ceremony held at the House of Commons in London recently.
The UK’s national noise reduction charity, the Noise Abatement Society (NAS), presented the John Connell Silent Approach Award for the A380 and its innovations in quiet technology.
NAS managing director Lisa Lavia said: “The NAS was immensely impressed with the reduced external noise emissions of the A380 compared to typical equivalent aircraft and with its quiet and peaceful interior acoustics. This proves that with commitment and engineering excellence noise pollution need not be the inevitable by-product of progress. And that traditionally noisy operations and equipment can be made quieter for the benefit of all.”
London’s Heathrow Airport, which receives 10 A380 flights each day, is recognised as having the world’s most stringent noise regulations.