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Published on April 14th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer

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Dublin Airport Launches WebTrak Flight Monitoring Service

Dublin Airport has launched WebTrak, an internet-based service that enables local communities to access flight paths and noise levels for arriving and departing aircraft at the airport. The system was established in collaboration with the Irish Aviation Authority, which provides air traffic control services in Ireland and Envirosuite environmental management experts. Webtrak, which provides information that is an hour behind real-time, is an interactive tool that allows users to check flight path and noise data in relation to any specific flight. To check data on a specific noise incident a user can simply input their Eircode and enter an approximate time within the historical section of the site.

Vincent Harrison of the DAA

Commenting on the introduction of the WebTrak system, Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said, “Webtrak is the latest initiative in Dublin Airport’s ongoing commitment to its neighbours. We have been engaging with our local communities for decades now and we know this will be a welcome tool for those concerned with aircraft noise. Webtrak is available for everyone to access on our website and provides information on flight origin, destination, aircraft type, height, flight path and noise level registered on the airport’s noise monitoring terminals. The system also provides an additional simplified way for members of the public to submit noise complaints.

Envirosuite environmental management experts have in-depth experience in noise and flight track monitoring and have deployed Webtrak up in over 70 airports worldwide, including London Heathrow and Stansted in the UK, Amsterdam Schiphol, San Francisco and Toronto Pearson in Canada. Webtrak also contains an automated noise complaint system, which is supplementary to the existing electronic, telephone and postal options that are available to members of the public. The interactive tool allows users to identify their location by Eircode or map, and view flight data in relation to that specific location. The user does not have to download any specific software and is available on a computer or smart phone. Historic flight information is of particular interest to aviation enthusiasts but also supports the system’s automated noise complaint system, which is supplementary to the existing electronic, telephone and postal options.

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