Heathrow Airport has published the results of its Fly Quiet programme which showed that PLL LOT planes were the loudest at the airport. The Polish planes came last out of list of fifty other operators. According to the Mail Online, Heathrow wants to reach one goal: to show the nation which planes are the loudest and most detrimental to our health (with regards noise pollution). The management of Heathrow Airport claims that the key factor in any reduction of noise is the age of planes and the know-how of the pilots and how they handle their planes. Clearly for the researchers the Polish carrier failed this test on both counts. Amongst those carriers that were tested, 80% did not come up to Heathrow standards. Apart from LOT, other poor carriers were Israeli El Al, Russian Aeroflot, as well as the Thai, South African, Greek and Egyptian airlines. What is not surprising perhaps is the fact that British Airways came first on the list.
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