Manchester Airports Group Expands Noise Monitoring Horizons


One of the United Kingdom's largest airport operators, Manchester Airports Group Plc (M.A.G.), has expanded its noise management capabilities with a new Airport Noise and Operations Monitoring System (ANOMS 9) from Bruel & Kjaer.

ANOMS 9 enables M.A.G. to monitor and report on noise and operations at multiple airports, including London Stansted, Bournemouth, East Midlands and Manchester, with a single system. The four airports serve around 43 million passengers every year and are an important part of the local economy.

The airports will also receive WebTrak and WebTrak MyNeighbourhood; part of a suite of web-based applications that assist airports in building good community relationships. WebTrak enables local residents to self-investigate recent noise and flight tracks, whilst WebTrak MyNeighbourhood illustrates typical operating scenarios. The WebTrak sites enables users to find answers to frequently asked questions, such as: "How loud and low was that plane" or "How many flights pass over my house in a single day".

Additional noise monitoring terminals (NMTs) will be deployed at Stansted, Manchester, East Midlands and Bournemouth. NMTs continuously monitor the environment for noise events, which are defined as noise that remains above a certain level for a prescribed period of time. These noise events are correlated with flight information and enable the airport to demonstrate compliance with regulations, respond to community enquiries, address noise issues with airlines, adjust operating procedures to limit noise impact and carry out measurements to improve their noise maps.

"Through a recent tender process we examined new offerings from Bruel & Kjaer and other companies, before finally deciding that Bruel & Kjaer's ANOMS 9 solution and new Type 3639 NMTs met all our needs," said Dr. Tim Walmsley, Environment Manager at Manchester Airport.

"We are extremely pleased to continue our 20 year association with M.A.G.," said Kent Espersen, European Sales Operations Manager for Bruel & Kjaer. "We're also thrilled to be able to offer M.A.G. our brand new ANOMS 9 platform and state-of-the-art noise monitoring terminals at the start of this new era."

More information about Bruel & Kjaer's airport tools is available on the company's website:

About Bruel & Kjaer

Bruel & Kjaer is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of sound and vibration measurement systems.

We help customers measure and manage the quality of sound and vibration in their products and in the environment. Focus areas include aerospace, space, defence, automotive, ground transportation, airport environment, urban environment, telecom and audio.

Our portfolio of sound and vibration equipment includes sound level meters, microphones, accelerometers, conditioning amplifiers, calibrators, noise and vibration analysers and PULSE software.

We also design and manufacture the LDS range of vibration test systems, as well as complete airport and environmental monitoring systems: WebTrak, ANOMS, NoiseOffice and Noise Sentinel.

To see our full range of solutions, systems and products, please visit:

We run a variety of training courses, from basic introductions on noise and its effects, to more specialised classes teaching customers how to get the most out of their equipment.

Free, online training courses - conducted by our expert engineers - run throughout the year. For all course registration details, please visit:

Bruel & Kjaer is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc ( which has annual sales of £1.1bn and employs around 7,500 people worldwide across its four business segments.

For additional information please contact:

Heather Wilkins

Marketing Coordinator

Bruel & Kjaer

Telephone: 01223 389 800



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