Manchester Airport has launched a new online tool that allows members of the public to see flight and noise data collected by the Airport’s brand new aircraft noise monitoring and tracking system.
WebTrak allows residents to see for themselves flight activity within 30 miles of the airport.
Using radar data received from National Air Traffic Services and noise data collected at noise monitoring terminals stationed around the airport, WebTrak displays a map of the region with flight details and the levels of noise generated by aircraft taking off and landing at the airport.
The technology is being introduced primarily for the benefit of local people and has been developed by Bruel and Kjaer, with continuous input from both the airport’s Environment and Community teams.
Wendy Sinfield, the airport community relations manager, said: “We recognise that aircraft landing and taking off at the airport can affect our neighbours.
“By making flight and noise information available on the internet, people can go online and use the system to find details of a particular flight (airline, aircraft type and destination), locate their property on a map and calculate the height that the aircraft was flying above and the distance from their property and if they have a comment or concern about a particular flight they can report it to us using the same system.”