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A319 And A320 Quieter Than 737 And 757?  
User currently offlineSIunitsrule From Panama, joined Jul 2004, 90 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4006 times:

I have noticed that Airbus' narrowbodies (A320 series) tend to be quieter than Boeings' narrowbodies (737 & 757) no matter where you are seated. Is this generally accepted as a fact? (no A vs. B war)


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User currently offlineSky0000547 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3993 times:

Not just narrowbodies, Airbus widebodies are quieter than Boeing widebodies.

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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3991 times:

I think that generally the CFM engines on the Airbus' narrowbodies might be marginally quieter than the Pratt & Witney engines.

What I have noticed on my last few flights on Airbus aircraft is that the changes in air pressure are more noticeable than on a Boeing aircraft.




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User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3410 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3988 times:


As a non-passenger having almost all the traffic of Tunis passing overhead i can't say that A32S is quiter than 737s and 757s. Maybe things differ when you are on-board !!!


User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4091 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3976 times:

I've noticed that UA's IAE birds are VERY loud in F class (and the back as well). To my level of hearing, they are louder than the 737s. It's very hard to listen too, especially on a red-eye SMF-ORD! 777s and 744s are fairly loud, I've never flown a heavy Airbus so I can't compare.

User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5599 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3970 times:

From passenger point of view I find A320/319 certainly quieter than the Classic 737s.

User currently offlineSIunitsrule From Panama, joined Jul 2004, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3965 times:

I do mean as a passenger (inside the cabin).


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User currently offlineSIunitsrule From Panama, joined Jul 2004, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3946 times:

Anybody else have an opinion?
Nobody seems to agree, so bring it on guys!



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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4091 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3918 times:

I will clarify my original post. I feel the A320 series is louder than mid-gen 737s (300, 400, 500). The classics will always be louder, you can't compare an aircraft from 1969 with an aircraft from 1984-ish.

User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3894 times:

In front of the engines the CFM Airbusses are louder - at least during take-of -than the 737NGs (can't comment on other 737s), because of the famous buzz-saw noise. Behind the engines the 737NGs are much more louder than 32Xs. I guess it has something to do with insulation. 737 and 32X use CFM's therefore the engines can't be the reason.
The IAE Airbusses are slightly louder than the A32X Busses but they lack the buzz-saw at take-of. I think, but I'm not sure, the IAE busses are slightly quieter than 737NG's. During cruise the A32X with CFM are definitely the quietest.

pelican


User currently offlineJafa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3893 times:

NWA airbus esp. the A319 produce a loud ear splitting high pitched sound during takeoff, only noticable when sitting at the 1 left door FA jump seat.

757's don't do this.


User currently offlineSIunitsrule From Panama, joined Jul 2004, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 3893 times:

So while cruising the A32X are quieter than the 737NGs...
Good to know!



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