UK-based Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has expanded its noise management capabilities by selecting the new airport noise and operations monitoring system (ANOMS 9) from Bruel & Kjær.
Using ANOMS 9, MAG can monitor and report on noise and operations at multiple airports with a single system.
As part of the contract, the airports will also receive WebTrak and WebTrak MyNeighbourhood, which are part of several web-based applications that assist airports in building good community relationships.
While WebTrak enables local residents to self-investigate recent noise and flight tracks, WebTrak MyNeighbourhood illustrates typical operating scenarios.
Manchester Airport environment manager Tim Walmsley said: "Through a recent tender process, we examined new offerings from Brüel & Kjær and other companies, before finally deciding that its ANOMS 9 solution and new Type 3639 NMTs met all our needs."
Airports at Stansted, Manchester, East Midlands and Bournemouth will receive additional noise monitoring terminals (NMTs), which continuously monitor the environment for noise events.
Noise events are defined as noise that remains above a certain level for a prescribed period of time. They also correlate with flight information.
They enable the airport to demonstrate compliance with regulations, respond to community enquiries, address noise issues with airlines, adjust operating procedures to limit noise impact and carry out measurements to improve their noise maps.
Brüel & Kjær European sales operations manager Kent Espersen said: "We are extremely pleased to continue our 20-year association with MAG."