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
Here's the map of noise monitoring stations at Burbank (KBUR). The link to the source page and Boeing is below the image:
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