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Noise Abatement Approach

Noise Abatement Approach

What segment of flight represents the highest noise signature, takeoff or landing? If you said landing in most cases you would be correct.


It is also important to note that just like the departure phase noise abatement procedures, the noise abatement arrival may require configuration changes which are not consistent with normal operating procedures. Gulfstream, for example, publishes airport specific procedures for arrival which must be adhered to in order to comply with the noise requirements.

Landing Procedures & Considerations

In the example of KSNA, the GV nighttime landing procedure requires a maximum weight of 58,000 lbs, the grounds spoiler flap override to be selected to off and the approach to be flown with flaps 20 and maintain 125 knots. This is certainly non-normal and a thorough briefing shall be conducted prior to this approach which focuses on the specific configuration, the max speed to be flown, what actions the crew shall take in the event of an engine loss, when will the flaps be configured for landing, etc.


Considering that 50 percent of aircraft accidents occur during the landing phase of flight it is essential that the crew be well ahead of the aircraft and not allow a simple noise abatement procedure to result in a runway overrun as a result of forgetting to deploy the flaps to full.


Revision date: July 29, 2015

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