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Aircraft Noise (Certification)

Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether the discussion on noise certification of existing aircraft has reached a conclusion; if so what conclusion; and if not when he expects it to be concluded.

In view of the important international implications of any action in this field, a United Kingdom delegation is in Montreal at the moment participating in a meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organisation Committee on Aircraft Noise, at which the question of the noise certification of existing aircraft will be discussed. We shall not be able to reach any conclusion on this matter until we have had time to consider fully the outcome of these talks.