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Air Traffic Noise: GTAA will examine 30 recommendations based on practices at similar airports around the world: Sept. 28, 2017 CBC article

As we were watching the videos, occasionally the presence of Air Traffic Noise made its presence known. If you look closely, you will see an aircraft in the sky in this image. Jaan Pill photo

During an Oct. 4, 2017 visit to the Humber College Lakeshore campus, to view a Mental Health Film Series Premiere, it was noted occasionally Air Traffic Noise made its presence known. If you look closely, you will see an aircraft in the sky in this image. You can click on the photo to enlarge it. Jaan Pill photo

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A Sept. 28, 2017 CBC article is entitled: “GTAA to consider new strategies to cut down on aircraft noise at Pearson: The GTAA will examine 30 recommendations based on practices at similar airports around the world.”

I attended the meeting by the airport where the Helios report, mentioned in the article, was presented. When reading the document, the reference to its status as an “independent” report stopped me in my tracks.

My first thought was: “How can one say that a report, by a key player in the airline industry, is going to be independent of the GTAA’s corporate communications requirements? What are we dealing with here, other than a standard, PR-based ‘shaping of the story?'”

However, the CBC report gives rise to the thought that some justification may exist for the claim that Helios, in practice as much as in rhetoric, is indeed independent of the GTAA.

The CBC article does a great job of covering the contents of the report. The CBC does very impressive work, on so many levels.

The Helios report – which you can access here – warrants a close read.

 

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