Aircraft have become less noisy over time, both as a result of technological developments within the aircraft industry as well as of international, national and local policy measures stimulating the use of more quiet aircraft or banning less compliant aircraft. It is important to be able to predict how this trend will continue. RAND Europe was asked to provide an analysis of historic, current and future acoustic characteristics of civil aviation aircraft.
This report is part of the RAND Corporation RAND Europe document series. RAND Europe reports (RE) were monograph/reports (MR) produced by RAND Europe. REs were published at RAND from 1998 to 2001. RAND monograph/reports presented major research findings that addressed the challenges facing the public and private sectors.
Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs are protected under copyright law. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit the RAND Permissions page.
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.