Silent Flight

A Catalyst article describing how engineers have designed an aircraft which will produce much less noise as it approaches and leaves the airport. The Silent Aircraft Initiative is a collaboration between scientists and engineers at two universities, Cambridge (UK) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). With air travel predicted to double in the next 20 years, the initiative was launched to address the problem of reducing noise pollution. The result of this work would be a greener, quieter aircraft. But, the article asks, will it ever fly?

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2008, Volume 18, Issue 3.

Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years. Annual subscriptions to print copies of the magazine can be purchased from Mindsets.

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