For the purposes of §§ 91.851
through 91.877 of this subpart:
Chapter 4 noise level
means a noise level at or below the maximum noise level prescribed in Chapter 4, Paragraph 4.4, Maximum Noise Levels, of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 16, Volume I, Amendment 7, effective March 21, 2002. The Director of the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a)
and 1 CFR part 51
approved the incorporation by reference of this document, which can be obtained from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Document Sales Unit, 999 University Street, Montreal, Quebec H3C 5H7, Canada. Also, you may obtain documents on the Internet at
Copies may be reviewed at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590 or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to:
Contiguous United States means the area encompassed by the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia.
Fleet means those civil subsonic jet (turbojet) airplanes with a maximum certificated weight of more than 75,000 pounds that are listed on an operator's operations specifications as eligible for operation in the contiguous United States.
Import means a change in ownership of an airplane from a non-U.S. person to a U.S. person when the airplane is brought into the United States for operation.
Operations specifications means an enumeration of airplanes by type, model, series, and serial number operated by the operator or foreign air carrier on a given day, regardless of how or whether such airplanes are formally listed or designated by the operator.
means any person that has indicia of ownership sufficient to register the airplane in the United States pursuant to part 47 of this chapter
means an air carrier or foreign air carrier that, on or before November 5, 1990, did not conduct operations under part 121
or 129 of this chapter
using an airplane covered by this subpart to or from any airport in the contiguous United States, but that initiates such operation after that date.
Stage 2 noise levels
mean the requirements for Stage 2 noise levels as defined in part 36 of this chapter
in effect on November 5, 1990.
Stage 3 noise levels
mean the requirements for Stage 3 noise levels as defined in part 36 of this chapter
in effect on November 5, 1990.
Stage 4 noise level
means a noise level at or below the Stage 4 noise limit prescribed in part 36 of this chapter
Stage 2 airplane
means a civil subsonic jet (turbojet) airplane with a maximum certificated weight of 75,000 pounds or more that complies with Stage 2 noise levels as defined in part 36 of this chapter
Stage 3 airplane
means a civil subsonic jet (turbojet) airplane with a maximum certificated weight of 75,000 pounds or more that complies with Stage 3 noise levels as defined in part 36 of this chapter
Stage 4 airplane
means an airplane that has been shown not to exceed the Stage 4 noise limit prescribed in part 36 of this chapter
. A Stage 4 airplane complies with all of the noise operating rules of this part.
[Doc. No. 26433, 56 FR 48658, Sept. 25, 1991, as amended by Amdt. 91-252, 61 FR 66185
, Dec. 16, 1996; Amdt. 91-275, 67 FR 45237
, July 8, 2002; Amdt. 91-288, 70 FR 38749
, July 5, 2005; 72 FR 68475
, Dec. 5, 2007]