FAA Proposal to Establish Noise Standards for Supersonic Aircraft Written 11 May 2020

On 30 March, the FAA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding noise standards of supersonic airplanes during landing and takeoff. The proposal would establish subsonic landing and takeoff cycle standards for supersonic airplanes with a maximum takeoff weight no greater than 150,000 pounds and a maximum operating cruise speed of Mach 1.8. Those interested in submitting a comment must do so by visiting https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/04/13/2020-07039/noise-certification-of-supersonic-airplanes. The comment period closes on 13 July 2020.