Emissions and noise fall considerably with each new generation of aircraft. Over the last 30 years, aircraft have become about 75 per cent quieter. The latest Airbus model constitutes another major step forward. Compared to the types of aircraft it replaces, the A320neo reduces perceived noise by half, and cuts fuel burn and emissions by up to 20 per cent per seat.
Our ambition does not end here. Airbus is fully committed to reducing noise further, and we are currently working on a whole range of innovations that could make aircraft even quieter in the future. To achieve this, we need strong, targeted research programmes at the European and at the national level which support efforts to reduce noise emissions further.