Delivering superior community engagement on aircraft noise issues: WebTrak updated

DENMARK, SEPTEMBER 2011

WebTrak, which is operational at over 55 airports worldwide, enables communities to view and investigate aircraft flight tracks around their local airport. It's an efficient way for airports to build their communities' understanding of airport operations, improve accessibility to aircraft noise information and to build trust between the community and airport.

The new WebTrak update improves the community experience with additional features to assist in the understanding of aircraft noise impact.

An updated user-interface enables replay of animated flight tracks at up to 120 times normal speed. Accurate and customisable aircraft icons also add to the new look.

WebTrak Screen Shot

Usability is improved with the introduction of a time slider that enables rapid backward and forward manipulation of the track display.

Displaying measured noise levels has been a key capability of WebTrak since it was first launched. Building on this real-time and historical noise level display, WebTrak now includes a colour-coded graph of noise at any measurement point, which is synchronised with aircraft locations.

Many airports have found that building their own track display website is expensive and rapidly becomes dated. Subscribing to WebTrak means continuous evolution is performed for the customer, ensuring a solution that continues to lead global best practice.

"This is a major update to WebTrak; adding new capabilities and taking on board ideas and requests from our current user base," said Matthew Barry, Product Manager for WebTrak.

"We’ve provided a fresher, more modern look, reflecting how web-based applications have changed since 2004. Even the look and feel is customisable to provide a more seamless integration into an airport's existing website."

As with all Brüel & Kjær subscription services, existing subscribers receive the update to WebTrak for no additional charge.

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