The acoustic environment inside commercial aircraft and high-speed trains can be a significant factor in passenger comfort and well-being. Often, the auditory experience—encompassing both audio programming and voice communication—is compromised by persistent broadband noise. This form of noise pollution can be distracting, uncomfortable, and even fatiguing for passengers.
Such ambient noise emanates from multiple distributed sources. These include the vehicle’s propulsion systems, aerodynamic interactions between airflow and the vehicle’s exterior surface, as well as onboard Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems.
Mitigating this issue requires a multifaceted approach. Traditional solutions often employ lightweight insulating materials designed to dampen sound. More innovative strategies include the use of active noise-cancelling (ANC) technology, which can be integrated into headphones or directly into the seats themselves.
At Sonexos, we specialize in partnering with manufacturers of aircraft and high-speed trains, as well as their equipment vendors, to design and implement acoustical solutions. Our objective is not merely to diminish unwanted noise but to create an immersive, high-quality sonic environment for passengers.