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31 May 2013 09:14
Bosses at Heathrow plan to rank airlines according to how noisy their aircraft are
Plans are in the pipeline to make the UK's biggest airport a quieter place. Bosses at Heathrow have unveiled a raft of proposals for their "quieter Heathrow" plan, including a table publicly ranking airlines according to how noisy their aircraft are.
It is hoped the "Fly Quiet" programme, due to launch later this year, will encourage airlines to reduce plane noise. The airport already imposes higher charges for the noisiest aircraft and reduced charges to the quietest ones, but it plans on increasing these fines to act as a bigger deterrent.
Other proposals include the prospect of steeper approaches by planes into Heathrow and the establishment of a new noise insulation scheme for homes and offices in the nearby area.
Local schools could also see the installation of "adobe" structures - igloo-like shelters constructed from bags of earth and plaster which allow pupils to study outside without being disturbed by aircraft noise. Heading abroad this summer? Then make sure you're covered by adequate
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