Airport Authority launches app for aircraft noise complaints
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The massive Lufthansa Airbus A340 flies over the Loma Portal neighborhood in Point Loma. / Photo by Thomas Melville
The massive Lufthansa Airbus A340 flies over the Loma Portal neighborhood in Point Loma. / Photo by Thomas Melville
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The San Diego Airport Authority has launched a new mobile app that provides members of the public an easy-to-use, no-cost option for submitting an aircraft noise complaint. The app is part of an upgraded Airport Noise and Operations Monitoring System (ANOMS), uses near real-time flight tracking (5-minute or less delay), which is the most accurate data of aircraft movement that is available from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The upgrade complements the airport’s existing WebTrakTM flight tracking system, which allows the public to monitor the movement of flights and air traffic patterns and submit a complaint to the airport directly from the website. For more information about the airport’s noise mitigation efforts, visit san.org/Airport-Noise.

“We recognized there was a gap between a convenient, easy-to-use tool for the public to submit aircraft noise complaints, and our ability to obtain the accurate data we need from the public to help influence change with our industry stakeholders,” said Dennis Probst, Airport Authority Vice President of Development. “This system upgrade and app incorporate state-of-the-art software and equipment to provide that solution with a few simple clicks.”

In addition to the near real-time flight tracking data, the ANOMS upgrade includes replacement of 23 permanent noise monitoring devices with advanced equipment. The devices are located at sites within communities surrounding the airport to monitor aircraft noise 24-hours a day and transmit data real-time into the airport’s system.  

Workshops (Pacific Beach Library, 4275 Cass St., 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5; La Jolla-Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave., 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6; Point Loma-Hervey Library, 3701 Voltaire St., 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11.) will be held in September in communities where aircraft noise complaints have been received in order to help community members set up the new mobile app on their devices. If members of the community are unable to attend the workshops, one-on-one appointments may be made through the Airport Noise Mitigation Office by calling 619-400-2660.

For more information about the airport’s noise mitigation efforts, visit san.org/Airport-Noise.

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yaaziel
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August 29, 2018
i think it is stupid because i like seeing big planes taking like the a340, 787, and 777 and if you dont like the noise then move out of you area and move somewhere more quiet
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