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ADM Aéroports de Montréal is officially launching WebTrak, the most accurate flight data that provides information about aircraft flight paths, types and altitude, as well as noise levels recorded at various measurement stations. This initiative provides citizens with greater access to aircraft activity data at YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport.
“The maintenance of a harmonious cohabitation with neighbouring communities is a priority and an integral part of ADM’s mission,” said Philippe Rainville, president and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal. “We are making every effort to strike a balance between the needs of the community for efficient air links and respect for local residents, especially through our soundscape management plan. The launch of WebTrak represents an important first step in carrying out this plan.”
Available on the Internet and through a smartphone, the system has a graphical interface that displays flight data in near real time. It locates an address on the map and facilitates submitting a complaint. This is linked to a specific air movement and directly registered in the soundscape management system.
The WebTrak system provides flight information from Nav Canada’s radar data. Citizens may view the data retroactively for a period of 30 days. For security reasons, the data is accessible only after a 10-minute delay. Similarly, information about the identity of the airline and flight number remains hidden. Government flight operations, such as military and law enforcement flights, are not displayed.