aeroman444
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:27 am

A380 Noise Levels

Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:40 am

Does anyone have any information on the certified noise levels of the A380?

Thanks  Big grin
 
andz
Posts: 7628
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:49 pm

RE: A380 Noise Levels

Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:43 am

One thing I can say is that it is VERY quiet! When it was at JNB recently it taxied past where we were standing and it was whisper quiet, compared to an AF 777 that landed just after it. Later when doing circuits it was also very quiet, take off was quieter than any other commercial airliner I have seen.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/andzz/IMG_2112.jpg
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
 
User avatar
shamrock350
Posts: 4784
Joined: Mon Mar 28, 2005 12:38 am

RE: A380 Noise Levels

Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:53 am

It was silent at LHR and FAB. Even when it went over my house the A380 was quiet and I only noticed when the sun reflected against it and almost knocked me out. Big grin
 
User avatar
autothrust
Posts: 1461
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:54 pm

RE: A380 Noise Levels

Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:11 am

Also now after EASA and FAA approval its the most quiet plane in the skys.

As enthusiast im sure i would like, it would do more noise with the lovely RR sound from the Trent's . Big grin
“Faliure is not an option.”
 
aeroman444
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:27 am

RE: A380 Noise Levels

Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:52 am

It is not the quietest airplane in the sky. The MD90 and V2500 powered A320 are the quietest in the sky.
 
hb88
Posts: 760
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:25 am

RE: A380 Noise Levels

Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:03 am

Having seen it many times in the circuit, it is very quiet indeed.

(Also in terms of cabin noise, I understand that it is also extremely quiet from the reports of the ELF pax).
 
User avatar
autothrust
Posts: 1461
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:54 pm

RE: A380 Noise Levels

Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:32 am

Quoting Aeroman444 (Reply 4):
It is not the quietest airplane in the sky. The MD90 and V2500 powered A320 are the quietest in the sky.

Thanks for correcting me, i should have said the most quiet widebody. Btw didnt know that, interesting.
“Faliure is not an option.”
 
corey07850
Posts: 2335
Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2004 4:33 am

RE: A380 Noise Levels

Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:12 am

Quoting Aeroman444 (Reply 4):
It is not the quietest airplane in the sky. The MD90 and V2500 powered A320 are the quietest in the sky.

Actually the Eclipse 500 is the quietest jet in the sky... as for the quietest plane, I think a few sailplanes might have something to say about that
 
aeroman444
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:27 am

RE: A380 Noise Levels

Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:41 am

Corey07850 - Don't be foolish. Comparing the Eclipse and an MD90 or A320 noise levels is the equivelent of comparing a pedal bike and a car.

The A380 is not the quietest widebody either. It may be the quietest jet over 1 million pounds, but wait its the only jet over 1 million.  Big grin
 
flydreamliner
Posts: 1928
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:05 am

RE: A380 Noise Levels

Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:40 am

Quoting Aeroman444 (Reply 8):
The A380 is not the quietest widebody either. It may be the quietest jet over 1 million pounds, but wait its the only jet over 1 million. Big grin

I would imagine A345/346 would be slightly quieter, and the 787, with its GEnx (and likely the Trents too) will best it... with A350 sure to follow.
"Let the world change you, and you can change the world"
 
corey07850
Posts: 2335
Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2004 4:33 am

RE: A380 Noise Levels

Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:40 am

Quoting Aeroman444 (Reply 8):
Corey07850 - Don't be foolish. Comparing the Eclipse and an MD90 or A320 noise levels is the equivelent of comparing a pedal bike and a car.

Of course, that's the point I was trying to make...

But in all reality, the Eclipse 500 IS the quietest jet aircraft ever made... A TO dBA of 54.9 decibals!
 
User avatar
RayChuang
Posts: 8061
Joined: Sat Jun 24, 2000 7:43 am

RE: A380 Noise Levels

Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:17 pm

The A380 generates very little noise because the plane has to meet the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Quota Count 2 noise standard for almost around-the-clock operations from London Heathrow (LHR), which is even more strict than the upcoming ICAO Stage IV noise standard.

To achieve this, the Trent 970 and GP7270 engines use very large front fans that turn slower than most high-bypass engines, which drastically reduces overall noise from the plane.
 
A342
Posts: 4017
Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:05 pm

RE: A380 Noise Levels

Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:00 am

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 9):
I would imagine A345/346 would be slightly quieter, and the 787, with its GEnx (and likely the Trents too) will best it... with A350 sure to follow.

Airbus has already announced that the interior noise level of the A380 is lower than the target for the 787...And it is sure quieter than the A345/6.

I know this is about exterior noise levels, but it might provide an indication...
Exceptions confirm the rule.
 
aeroman444
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:27 am

RE: A380 Noise Levels

Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:20 am

Corey07850 - This thread is about A380 noise. Nobody cares about an Eclipse 500.

A342 - Interior noise levels will not tell you anything about exterior noise levels unless exterior is VERY loud.

RayChuang - Heathrow has already stated that their noise monitoring equipment has shown that the A380 is 15% quieter than a 747-400. Thats not the 50% quieter that Airbus claimed it would be and whats all this talk about a noise abatement kit they are rushing to certification in hopes it can be delivered on the first airplane?

From all the press releases from yesterday their is no claim of meeting QC2. With all the bad press they have had lately I would think Airbus would be waving that flag of victory with a passion if they truly had it.

Who is online

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos