6 JUNE 2022


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Article from BTNews 6 JUNE 2022

Ryanair quiet

Ryanair’s Boeing 737-8200 “Gamechanger” aircraft is setting new standards for noise reduction and environmental performance at Stansted.

One year after its introduction, the airport's Flight Evaluation Unit has revealed the aircraft is over 40% quieter than existing aircraft types operated by the airline.

During take-off, the new 737-8200 registered an average noise level of 70 decibels, a reduction of over three decibels compared to the current 737-800 at 74 decibels.

It uses 16% less fuel, reducing passenger CO2 and noise footprints, and is more than 93% quieter per seat than the 737-200 that the airline used in the 1990s.

With 197 seats, it also has 4% more seats than the previous generation of aircraft, which will help enable sustainable growth at the airport without increasing overall flight numbers.

Duncan Smith, Stansted’s Flight Evaluation Unit Manager, said: “We monitor the noise levels of all aircraft, and the new 737-8200 averages 70 decibels during take-off, which is over three decibels lower than the 737-800 aircraft they also use.

“As Ryanair accounts for approximately 75% of all take-offs and landings at Stansted, these new aircraft will help us to accommodate growth at the airport while limiting the number of people affected by noise”.


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