Brüel & Kjær EMS Lands Burbank Airport NFTMS Project

In a competitive bid process, which took more than 18-months to complete, the Brüel & Kjær EMS Team was chosen to replace the Noise and Flight Track Management System (NFTMS) for the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.

The new 5-year contract includes the installation of 20 new Brüel & Kjær 3639 Noise Monitoring Terminals, backed by Brüel & Kjær's industry leading Airport Noise and Operations Management System, ANOMS, and WebTrak, the most widely-used public facing flight tracking utility.

"We were more than impressed with Brüel & Kjær's technology and commitment to the airport noise and flight tracking industry," said Mark Hardyment, Director of Noise and Environmental Programs at the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.

"The Authority saw a great advantage in Brüel & Kjær being both the manufacturer of the NMT hardware and software as they were already a world recognised leader in microphone and sound measurement equipment for more than 60 years."

The project - which kicked-off in November - will last 9 months and includes all permits, hardware installation, conversion of legacy system data, system testing and a year's warranty on the NFTMS solution. Once complete, the ANOMS System will be supported by Brüel & Kjær's local and global NoiseOffice Support Team which manages more than 250 airport NFTMS solutions worldwide.

"The replacement with ANOMS marks the end of an era for the airport and the start of improved management of noise abatement policy and greater community engagement," states Robert Brodecky, Vice President for Brüel & Kjær EMS, USA. "We worked very hard in providing the Airport Authority the most advanced and accurate flight tracking and noise monitoring solutions representing the very best value for money. We are thrilled to be a part of this renowned noise and environmental management program, and we look forward to working with Bob Hope Airport for the next 20 years."

About Brüel & Kjær

Brüel & Kjær is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of sound and vibration measurement systems. Brüel & Kjær helps its customers measure and manage the quality of sound and vibration in their products and in the environment. Focus areas are aerospace, space, defence, automotive, ground transportation, airport environment, urban environment, telecom, and audio.

Brüel & Kjær has an unparalleled portfolio of sound and vibration equipment, and is a renowned deliverer of innovative instrumentation, including sound level meters, microphones, accelerometers, conditioning amplifiers, calibrators, noise and vibration analysers and software. To see the full range of products and systems, please visit

Brüel & Kjær also runs a variety of training courses, from basic introductions to noise and it's 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 too. For all course registration details visit

Brüel & Kjær is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc ( that has annual sales of £787m and employs around 6,000 people worldwide in its 13 business units. Brüel & Kjær has 1150 employees worldwide, and is represented by sales offices in 55 countries.

For additional information please contact:

Heather Wilkins

Marketing Coordinator

Bruel & Kjaer

Telephone: 01763 255 780



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