UAS Noise Considerations Eurolink Beluga
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Pietro Lapiana is founder of Italian drone company Eurolink, manufacturers of the Beluga drone. In Europe, he explains, EASA is not formally addressing noise concerns of small UAS, but is thinking in terms of urban air mobility. “Drones are a new noise,” he says. “Human beings react differently to new noises, and you have to consider the spectrum – becuase it is not only the level of the sound, but the composition of the sound that matters.” Comparing noise from known sources like helicopters to noise created from drones, for example, Pietro points out that public perception is different – because humans identify new noises as…