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Engineers Unveil Plans for Super-Silent Plane

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Engineers Unveil Plans for Super-Silent Plane

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Engineers Unveil Plans for Super-Silent Plane

Engineers Unveil Plans for Super-Silent Plane

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Engineers announce a design for a new, super-silent, energy-efficient airplane. The project was started in 2003 with an aim to reducing airplane noise so much that aircraft would be almost unnoticeable outside the perimeter of an airport's grounds.

Guest:

Jim Hileman, research engineer, Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology