mrskyguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1214 posts, RR: 3 Posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2836 times:
As I was browsing through an old thread, I clicked on a link about Burbank Airport in California that piqued my attention. Specifically, the map of the noise monitoring system installed at Burbank. I've always wondered.. how do these systems work with respect to automatic fees to operators?
I imagine that it's somehow tied to a system of scheduled arrivals/departures, otherwise it could be subject to error and abuse. How do these systems detect specific aircraft noise and know for a fact that it's Southwest 1567 from Oakland, for example? How does the system know it's that B737 and not a delayed AAL MD-80?
bond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5408 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2599 times:
Quoting BD338 (Reply 1): I believe the system uses some kind of secure radar link from each location to identify aircraft by their transponder signals.
Some simply use the real-time feed from the FAA (similar to the feed flight trackers get), to correlate the noise and the actual aircraft/flight. Most flights with jet engine noise (i.e. IFR) will be included in that feed, except military.
I'd rather be on the ground wishing I was in the air, than in the air wishing I was on the ground!
BuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2890 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2402 times:
Quoting mrskyguy (Thread starter): I've always wondered.. how do these systems work with respect to automatic fees to operators?
I am not sure if AMS has a tariff structure where noise infractions have any impact, but they have an extensive noise measuring system combined with tracking, that is even available "live" (20m delay) on Google Earth: