(photo: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport)
Tue 24 Feb 2009 – The City of Phoenix has awarded a contract to Era Systems Corporation to upgrade its noise and flight track monitoring system at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It will feature Era’s AirScene.com NOMS (Noise and Operations Management System) and Brüel & Kjaer’s 3639E noise monitors. AirScene.com NOMS allows the airport to correlate aircraft identification data with flight tracks to determine specific aircraft noise levels. The system will be used in the areas surrounding the airport, one of the top ten busiest airports in the US.
AirScene.com NOMS is an integrated applications suite for managing the environmental impact of airport operations. Airports can use NOMS to measure and monitor noise to validate noise abatement procedures and to effectively respond to community noise concerns.
The City of Phoenix has also selected the company’s AirScene.com Contours, an optional feature of AirScene.com NOMS, a powerful integrated noise contouring application that is compatible with the latest version of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) current integrated noise model (INM). It will also be compatible with the aviation environmental design tool (AEDT), the FAA’s next-generation modelling tool that integrates both noise and air quality.
AirScene.com Contours can be used to produce individual and multiple airport contours, so that noise can be monitored at a number of airports, ranging from general aviation facilities to large commercial hubs.
Acquired by SRA International in July 2008, Era Systems Corporation provides advanced surveillance technologies for the air traffic management, airport operations, military and security markets.
Earlier this month, Brüel & Kjaer acquired Australian environment management solutions company Lochard, which recently launched AirTrak-Carbon Manager, a system that enables airports to easily assess and track aircraft carbon emissions (see article).
These images were captured using the data and interface from AirScene.com showing improvements to departure tracks at Phoenix Sky Harbor before .....
.....and after (graphics: James Davies, City of Phoenix)
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