|Quoting EI321 (Thread starter):|
This is a bit of an odd thing to say, since I assumed that the 787 would be equally as quiet. Or will it?
No, it won't, by design. They in fact removed insulation to make the walls thinner because it would have made the jet quieter than it needed to be, and quieter than they want it to be... inside. Instead of making the plane quieter than they wanted, they made the cabin wider and the plane lighter.
|Quoting Baron95 (Reply 4):|
From the Blog... "You’d probably agree that the most disturbing background noises are the random ones - talking, coughing, lavatory doors closing. How disturbed you are during a flight is a function of the degree to which the random noises rise above the background noise.
You see, I've been saying this ever since I heard that the A380 allowed you to hear your neighbor WHISPER. That bragging by Airbus and those who flew on the test flights left me feeling like they shouldn't be so braggy, as I wouldn't like that. Mainly because while it might allow people to whisper, people won't whisper! They'll still talk LOUDLY if they are loud people, and we will have to all hear that, all over the plane.
Today's modern widebody is not "loud" inside compared to a restaurant or even a city park (in some cities), and I just flew an AA
762 yesterday, 20+ years old, and I could hold a normal conversation with my seat mate for hours. But I couldn't hear the people in seats A and B, and I'm happy for that.
I am not thrilled about the idea of hearing the snoring from 6 rows away, or the F/As chatting it up in the galley about their layover adventure, or the noises of someone in the lav who didn't like the chicken.
In fact, I like the noise of an AC
unit in a motel to drown out the strange noises from the surroundings, so I sleep better. I'm not alone in this.
I did some internet searching, and found various studies that back up the negative effects of "intermittent noise" when compared to "no noise" and "continuous noise."
A public environment where you can hear random things is the most distracting. People had trouble reading, taking tests. But if the environment had a louder but consistent background noise, the effects were reduced.
But of course for some people, if Boeing says it, it must be the "stupidest thing they ever heard of."
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.