WAA’s Aeronautical Noise Management Program incorporates a monitoring component. The intent of the Monitoring program is to measure the effectiveness of existing procedures and other aspects of the management program, and to identify aircraft operations that are not in compliance with regulations designed to mitigate noise.
The Noise Reporting Line
A 24-Hour Noise Line was established in 1990 to allow citizens to contact Airport personnel by telephone with questions or comments regarding noise levels at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. Citizens may call the Noise Reporting Line anytime to request information or comment on a specific operation.
24-Hour Noise Line 204.987.9403.
WAA's flight tracking system is designed to track aircraft arriving and departing Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. This tool enables WAA to identify aircraft associated with noise disturbances, and any aircraft or carrier that may not be operating consistently with the regulations.
WAA forwards identified deviations from the designated flight track to Transport Canada for investigation. There are relatively few aircraft deviations and the majority of those occur for acceptable reasons such as to avoid inclement weather (i.e. thunder storms), flocks of birds or even to maintain separation distances from other aircraft in the area.