AVIATION (STAGE 3 MANDATE ON BUSINESS JETS) / Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) underscores the fact that its earlier-announced final rule mandating jet airplanes with a maximum weight of 75,000 pounds or less operating in the U.S. must be Stage 3 noise compliant – and that this applies to the 69 reported Falcon 20 Dassault Falcon 20 aircraft that are registered in the U.S. Here the FAA notes that a “hushkit” is available for GE Aviation’s CF700 engine on such aircraft.

“Adoption of Statutory Prohibition on the Operation of Jets Weighing 75,000 Pounds or Less That Are Not Stage 3 Noise Compliant”

Final Rule; Disposition of Comments. September 20, 2013.

Here the manufacturer of the CJ 610 engine for Dassault Falcon 20 aircraft, GE Aviation, undertakes to correct “inaccuracies in the section discussing Hush Kits”, in a final rule dated July 2, 2013 that implemented recent legislation (the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012) that mandated Stage 3 Noise Compliance for business jets (“maximum weight of 75,000 pounds or less”). 

GE Aviation pointed out in its comments on the final rule that there was in fact a hush kit available to bring such engines on Falcon 20’s into Stage 3 Noise compliance.

GE Aviation’s letter of correction and comment is available here (click on the blue type, “Adoption of Statutory Prohibition on the Operation of Jets Weighing 75,000 Pounds or Less That Are Not Stage 3 Noise Compliant”).