LAWA Implements Noise-Monitoring System

2 May 2011 (Last Updated May 2nd, 2011 18:30)

US airport operator, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has acquired a new airport noise-monitoring system in a bid to minimise the noise impact of its operations on communities surrounding Los Angeles International (LAX), LA / Ontario International (ONT) and Van Nuys (VNY) airports. Th

US airport operator, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has acquired a new airport noise-monitoring system in a bid to minimise the noise impact of its operations on communities surrounding Los Angeles International (LAX), LA / Ontario International (ONT) and Van Nuys (VNY) airports.

The system will improve the airport's capabilities to monitor and track both airport noise and operations at its three airports and is designed to correlate aircraft movements with noise events in the communities.

The system collects flight track data from the US Federal Aviation Administration’s radar as well as noise data from 68 noise monitoring terminals located in communities around the three airports.

It can perform key duties such as monitoring aircraft operations, conducting noise analysis of aircraft arrival and departure procedures and identifying areas that are impacted by aircraft noise.