Cathay Pacific Airways was honored last night at the second annual Fly
Quiet Awards by the San Francisco International Airport (SFO)/Community
Roundtable. The airline picked up the Jon C. Long Fly Quiet Most Improved
Airline Award this year, thanks to its ongoing efforts to reduce noise
Aimed at encouraging airlines to operate as quietly as possible at SFO,
the Fly Quiet Program is implemented by the Aircraft Noise Abatement
Cathay Pacific showed the most improvement in five Fly Quiet categories,
including the overall noise quality of its fleet, an evaluation of single
overflight noise level exceedances and a measure of its compliance with
the nighttime preferred noise abatement runways.
Over the last ten years Cathay Pacific has equipped its fleet with quieter
engines and replaced older aircraft with newer, quieter and more fuel
efficient planes. The airline operates one of the youngest aircraft fleets
in the world.
“We`re delighted that our efforts to reduce noise at SFO has been
recognized with this award,” said Russ Fortson, Cathay Pacific Airport
Services Manager who was on hand at the Millbrae Community Center to
accept the award on behalf of Cathay Pacific. “Noise control is an
important part of Cathay Pacific`s commitment to the community and the
Cathay Pacific has gained a number of awards and certificates over recent
years acclaiming its high environmental standards. Twice every year,
Cathay Pacific invites qualified auditors to undertake a thorough review
of its environmental performance.
From the U.S., Cathay Pacific offers the only double daily non-stop
747-400 and A340-600 service from Los Angeles to Hong Kong, daily non-stop
747-400 service from San Francisco to Hong Kong, daily direct 747-400
service from New York to Hong Kong and daily non-stop 747-400 service from
New York to Vancouver.