Heathrow sound simulator aims for a quiet take-off in central London

Heathrow sound simulator aims for a quiet take-off in central London

Arup SoundLab aims to win over third runway critics by simulating future noise levels involving quieter planes and better home insulation. Gwyn Topham tests the noise

Heathrow airport has a new hi-tech weapon in its battle to win over public support for its long-desired third runway.

A small sound laboratory has been set up in central London offering a simulated taste of what a future expanded airport would sound like.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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