FAA Working On New Supersonic Aircraft Noise Certification Written 23 May 2018

Bloomberg News reports that the FAA is crafting new regulations “to accommodate noise certification of new supersonic aircraft,” according to an FAA post on the White House website. The only US noise standards in effect apply to the Concorde. The FAA also is developing a “second new rule that will allow easier approvals for supersonic-flight testing, the agency said in a statement.” The initiation of the agency’s “new rules was listed in the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs’ spring agenda of government planned actions.” A formal proposal is expected by December.
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