Aircraft Noise and Operations Monitoring System (ANOMS)
PBI has a full-time Noise Abatement Manager on staff. This individual is responsible for:
- Operating and maintaining ANOMS.
- Assisting in the implementation of noise abatement measures.
- Talking with citizens who have questions or concerns regarding aircraft noise.
- Maintaining the latest information related to aircraft noise around PBI.
ANOMS consists of two basic elements: a radar system for the purpose of acquiring flight track information and permanent noise monitoring stations. The ANOMS main server collects data from the FAA and our dedicated noise monitors. The integration of these two systems allows the Noise Abatement Manager to gather information on the flight of aircraft and the resultant noise levels in communities surrounding PBI.
We use the radar data acquired to:
- Communicate a property's location relative to typical arrival and departure corridors.
- Confirm that airplanes are adhering to our Noise Abatement Departure tracks.
- Perform operational analyses. An operational analysis can provide information about the numbers, types, and altitudes of airplanes that fly over a specific property during a given time period.
The noise monitoring sites attempt to differentiate between aircraft and other noise sources by referencing programmed algorithm thresholds as noise events progress. Later on, ANOMS software compares tentatively identified aircraft noise events to radar data to see if aircraft were nearby when the event occurred.
The Department of Airports is using WebTrak, an EMS Brüel & Kjær Inc. dba Envirosuite Inc. web-based flight tracking system for the viewing public. This system provides near real-time and historical aircraft flight track information for aircraft operating near both the Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and the Palm Beach County Park Airport (LNA) airports.
EMS Brüel & Kjær Inc. dba Envirosuite Inc. makes every effort to ensure that the data used is complete and accurate to do so, a number of simplifying assumptions are calculated using the aircraft’s type, altitude, groundspeed, origin/destination airports, and flight identification.
The radar flight track data originates from the FAA and is provided to EMS Brüel & Kjær Inc. dba Envirosuite Inc. to be viewed on WebTrak. The Department of Airports does not filter nor do we provide data input to the system.
The Noise Abatement Office and ANOMS are not utilized for determining safety-related issues or altitude deviations. You may contact the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) in Miramar, FL to report on safety and/or altitude concerns.