Military Aircraft Noise,
AIR FORCE AERO PROPULSION LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Opportunities to reduce military aircraft noise without inhibiting mission capability are considered. Emphasis is placed on the need for a comprehensive military aircraft noise abatement program involving compatible land use in the vicinity of military airports, operational constraints, and procedures to reduce noise impact and source noise reduction. The military to civil transfer of aircraft and engine technology is discussed together with the effect of increasing civil noise constraints on this evolutionary practice. Research and development activities to reduce military aircraft noise at the source are highlighted and plans to incorporate noise reduction technology early in the development cycle of military engines are outlined. Recommended noise goals for military aircraft are presented.