Britain Places Curbs on Noisy Aircraft

Britain introduced new aircraft noise restrictions on Friday that bar older planes from its airports unless they are refitted with hush-kits.

In addition to DC-8s and 707s, other older narrow-bodied aircraft including Boeing 720s and certain sorts of 727s, 737s and DC-7s will have to be refitted, a spokeswoman for the Britain's Civil Aviation Authority told Reuters.

The regulations will mainly affect Third World airlines, she said.

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