Low Noise For Neighborly Relations

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Eclipse also said yesterday that noise tests have shown the Eclipse 500 to be quieter than any other jet aircraft as well as virtually all multi-engine turboprop and piston airplanes. Since the 500 is designed to land at small GA airports, quiet operation is an important part of ensuring public acceptance of the added traffic of some 2,500 Eclipse jets due to enter the airspace system. "We set out to provide our customers and the aviation communities they frequent with an aircraft that produces exceptionally low noise on takeoff, in the air and on landing," said Raburn, "This is a very, very community-friendly airplane."