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Alleviating Aircraft Noise: The Quiet Aircraft Technology Program

An airplane on a runway

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: 9-Higher Education
Subjects: Physical Science, Technology

This video segment explains how NASA's Quiet Aircraft Technology Program is helping to improve the environment in and around airports. Viewers learn that much of an airplane's noise comes from air turbulence and that modifications to the engines, wing flaps and landing gear are reducing the noise effects significantly. The video also discusses how scientists perform such acoustical research to minimize sound propagation. The video includes an interview with an acoustical scientist.

Alleviating Aircraft Noise: The Quiet Aircraft Technology Program
Duration: 5 minutes 37 seconds
> View QuickTime [18MB]

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Page Last Updated: December 12th, 2014
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