Air Transport World

EU moves forward on hush kit ban.

Ministers from the 15 EU countries are expected to vole in favor this month of heavily restricting hushkitted airliners flying into and out of the EU, over the objections of the U.S. and African nations who believe the action undermines ICAO's ability to establish internationally recognized noise standards (see cover article, page 29).

The European Parliament endorsed the new rules at a meeting last month and it is considered most unlikely that the Ministers will not follow its lead. …

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