Mark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 821 times:
Actually I though it was the other way around, guys in Europe suggested a more strict guideline than ones in the States did. But I don't think there's been any common agreement yet about what stage 4's going to be (must confess, haven't exactly rooted around for the latest news about it, though)
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6387 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 818 times:
The stage 3 noise rules are already in effect in the US. Any civilian ac with an MGTOW greater than 75000 lbs fkying in the US is stage 3 compliant. I seem to recall though that there are a very few exemptions for aircraft operating into MIA. Western Europe is also stage 3 compliant, heading for stage 4. Perhaps also Japan, Australia, and a few others. Some countries comply without any rules though. Fiji comes to mind here.
I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.