Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) furthers community engagement using Casper Noise Lab and Casper Flight Tracker
Casper Airport Solutions, Inc. is happy to announce a new partnership with Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). The Airport added the Noise Lab community engagement application to its growing suite of solutions.
The Casper Noise Lab provides DFW Airport the opportunity to promote understanding and transparency regarding air traffic patterns, runway use and noise effects to assist in communities near the Airport. Implementation of the web-based community noise portal allows DFW to easily publish relevant noise and flight information, generate automatic reports and statistics as well as allow local residents to perform analysis of their local noise.
In addition, the user-friendly and informative website (https://dfw.noiselab.casper.aero/) provides residents an opportunity to see near-live flight tracks and educate themselves on DFW’s latest aircraft flights and noise news. Through the built-in Content Management System (CMS), updates can be added and maintained by DFW staff. The “Runway Use” module reports on actual runway use and the “News” module allows DFW staff to publish news items and maintain a calendar of planned or in-progress Airport activities.
Residents can learn more about current and future airfield projects that could temporarily impact flight paths and traffic volumes over their neighborhood in the “News” section. Also, residents can view automatically generated real-time reports of flight activity, runway usage, and see flight track heat maps for both current and historical periods.
A key element of the DFW Noise Lab website is the link to the “Live Flight Tracker” webpage (https://flighttracker.casper.aero/dfw/). Casper Flight Tracker is a community engagement tool that allows users to view near real-time flight activity over the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area. The tool also displays static flight tracks for the specific date/time queried. Flight Tracker allows the users to conduct a Point of Closest Approach (PCA) analysis to see how close a particular airplane flew to their home.
The website has already demonstrated to be very useful during DFW’s current runway maintenance project. Since the project began approximately four (4) months ago, runway utilization patterns have been adjusted to shift traffic that typically uses to the closed runway to other available runways. Casper Noise Lab helps provide information on the time schedule and changed flight paths. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, this online tool enables effective communication while physical meetings are cancelled or limited.