Edinburgh Airport releases innovative noise and track keeping system

A new state of the art system which provides real-time information on flights to and from Edinburgh Airport is now live, increasing transparency around noise track analysis.

The online Casper system improves analysis and reporting for anyone with an interest in noise and provides information such as aircraft noise levels, altitude of flights, aircraft types and destinations.

The data uses information sent directly from three noise monitors in Cramond, Livingston and Broxburn and will be available online within minutes, with five years’ worth of data being transferred into the system.

The website will allow users to draw up their own noise reports and contains information on the airport’s noise insulation scheme as well as a complaints section for people to raise their concerns.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said:

“We appreciate that aircraft noise can cause issues for our neighbouring communities and we are mindful of the potential impacts it can have and how to best mitigate them.

“We want communities to be informed and to better understand noise and through that will come greater trust and a better working relationship. This system will help us with that as it provides increased transparency around our operations, offering up-to-the-minute information on flights.

“Providing this information allows people to draw up their own reports and evaluate the data for themselves before asking us questions. We’re confident this system will prove to be extremely useful and is another example of the innovative approach that we take at Edinburgh Airport.”

Heleen Erkamp, Chief Executive of Casper said:

“We are very excited to have helped Edinburgh Airport to improve management of noise abatement and enhance community engagement. There has been great collaboration

between the EAL team and the Casper team during the project and we are very proud of the result. We look forward to working with Edinburgh Airport in the coming years.”