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TIN news:  PortsToronto’s 2016 Noise Management Report has revealed that overall noise complaints related to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport in Canada have decreased by 38%, from 386 complaints in 2015 to 236 complaints in 2016.
The report is a compilation of all noise data submitted to the airport’s noise management office over the entire year.
Last year, complaints related to the ferry and mainland operations also reduced by 89%, declining by from 26 complaints in 2015 to only three.
Located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport handled 99% of the complaints received by its Noise Management Office within the five-day window that the airport adheres to as part of PortsToronto’s commitment to becoming a responsive member of the waterfront community.
"Operating an airport that is part of a thriving, mixed-use urban waterfront requires the right balance to ensure that operations keep pace with the surrounding community."
PortsToronto and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport executive vice-president Gene Cabral said: “Operating an airport that is part of a thriving, mixed-use urban waterfront requires the right balance to ensure that operations keep pace with the surrounding community and that measures are in place to mitigate the impacts associated with running a successful airport.
“In 2016, we once again worked together with the community to identify solutions that assist with our noise reduction efforts and successfully implemented new noise mitigation infrastructure at Billy Bishop Airport such as upgrading the airport’s noise monitoring terminals (NMTs) while resurfacing the runway.
“In 2017, these efforts will reach a new level as we open and begin utilising our new ground run-up enclosure, which will only be the second of its kind in Canada.”
Last year, the PortsToronto implemented several measures at Billy Bishop airport to further reduce the noise impact at the airport.
Billy Bishop airport handled 2.7 million passengers last year, which registers a 9% growth in passenger traffic over 2015.

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