Photo credit: NASA’s Langley Research Center

by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition

This report on NewAtlas discusses NASA research on a quiet airplane wing. The research uses a wind tunnel and a model airplane to determine the effects of new designs on noise.

As the report notes, people usually think of jet engine noise when discussing aircraft noise, but airframe noise is also a problem.

If the Federal Aviation Administration isn’t willing to try to make planes quieter, I’m glad that NASA is stepping up to the plate.