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Oman Air contributes in reduction of Heathrow airport noise footprint

Oman Air contributes in reduction of Heathrow airport noise footprint

Independent evaluation from the Civil Aviation Authority commissioned by Heathrow has shown that the noise footprint at UK’s busiest airport is continuing to shrink – 52,000 fewer households are impacted by noise compared to 2006.

Heathrow’s most recent ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table, which ranks the efficiency of 50 airlines on seven noise and emission metrics, shows that Oman Air has climbed 15 locations due to its almost ideal score of 99 per cent, a press release stated.

The league table also shows a 30 per cent reduction in the quantity of aircraft departing in sensitive evening time hours.

Oman Air’s efficiency has enhanced significantly right after it worked with Heathrow’s noise team to make a quantity of operations modifications.

Abdulaziz al Raisi, acting CEO of Oman Air stated, “We are delighted to have significantly improved our noise levels at Heathrow airport. Our team has worked hard to achieve this important benchmark and I would like to particularly thank Capt Ahmed and Capt Abdul Rehman who have been instrumental in making it happen.”

The evaluation, which has been undertaken by the airport frequently because 2006, types element of Heathrow’s noise action strategy and its pledge to provide a lot more typical and transparent communications to neighborhood residents.

The region about the airport impacted by typical noise measurements more than the course of a 24-hour operating day, as measured making use of the preferred European measure of noise, has decreased by 15 per cent more than the previous 11 years. This implies 15 per cent fewer households inside the region are impacted by noise.

Oman Air stated that it is pleased to be contributing to the reduction in noise at Heathrow airport and will continue to collaborate with the noise team to boost its efficiency additional.

Oman Air is committed to operating the cleanest, quietest and most effective flights feasible across its expanding international network. The Boeing Dreamliner in Oman Air fleet is identified to be the very first industrial aircraft to utilise carbon composites in its airframe manufacture, is lighter and makes use of 20 per cent significantly less fuel than similarly sized aircraft.

Also, Oman Air lately welcomed the very first of its newest aircraft, the Boeing 737 Max. It gives greatest variety capability, quieter on-board expertise, and considerably reduces each fuel use and carbon dioxide emissions.

The two aircraft are amongst the most effective operating in the globe these days.
The addition of the Boeing 737 Max is element of an fascinating fleet and network expansion programme, which will see Oman Air operate up to 62 aircraft to about 60 destinations by 2022.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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