Growing Responsibly: The 2018-2022 Noise Management Action Plan
After a two-year process that included extensive community engagement, we have created this updated Noise Management Action Plan.
This Action Plan outlines 10 new commitments with regards to consultation, environmental responsibility, operational changes, monitoring and reporting aircraft noise, as well as taking a leadership role in industry collaboration that develops concrete action.
- Read the full report (PDF, 156 KB)
Noise Management Forums – Meeting Materials
For meeting materials from the Noise Management Forums, please visit the Noise Forums page.
Enforcement, Early Turn Trials, and Night Flight Statistics
Early Turn Trials
In 2008, two early turn trials were introduced at Toronto Pearson.
North South Early Jet Turns
- Specific small jet aircraft permitted to turn to course shortly after takeoff on the east/west runways between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. This is standard procedure since 2005
- As part of the Trial, early turns are permitted on the north/south runways
Propeller Turns Extended Hours
- Propeller aircraft are permitted to turn to course shortly after takeoff from any runway between the hours of 7:00 am and 11:00 pm. This is standard procedure since the 1970s
- As part of the trial, prop turns are also permitted from 6:30 to 6:59 am and from 11:01 to 11:30 pm.
For statistics related to the trial, please see the supplemental report on our Quarterly Operations page or the Annual Noise Management Statistics below.
View the early turn trials - Applewood Heights study (PDF, 1.8 MB). This report provides historical data on Propeller Aircraft Turns and Early Jet Turns departures from Runways 24 Left and Right.
For monthly and quarterly reports on complaints and operations, please visit our web portal, InsightFull.
Nighttime Preferential Runway System usage reports
To view the usage reports for the trial period (February 27, 2020 to February 26, 2021), visit the Trial of an updated nighttime preferential runway system page.
Annual Noise Management Statistics
These reports provide annual statistical information related to the Noise Management Program.
- 2019 (PDF, 424 KB)
- 2018 (PDF, 364 KB)
- 2017 (PDF, 196 KB)
- 2016 (PDF, 559 KB)
- 2015 (PDF, 638 KB)
- 2014 (PDF, 475 KB)
- 2013 (PDF, 236 KB)
- 2012 (PDF, 9.9 MB)
- 2011 (PDF, 9.5 MB)
- 2010 (PDF, 22.5 MB)
- 2009 (PDF, 6.5 MB)
- 2008 (PDF, 2.5 MB)
- 2007 (PDF, 3.5 MB)
- 2006 (PDF, 3.2 MB)
- 2005 (PDF, 4 MB)
- 2004 (PDF, 864 KB)
- 2003 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
Night Flight Restriction Program
- Restricted Hours Operating Policy (PDF, 1 MB)
- 2016 Night Flight Update (PDF, 426 KB)
- 2017 Night Flight Update (PDF, 102 KB)
- Winter 2019 – Summer 2020 Night Flight Restriction Program Directive (PDF, 215 KB)
Maps and Tools
The Toronto Pearson Airport Operating Area (AOA) and Noise Exposure Forecast (NEF) contours map is intended to help communicate the impact of aircraft activity on communities near Toronto Pearson.
- AOA and NEF Map (PDF, 2.1 MB)
WebTrak is another useful tool as it provides near-real time and historical flight data so community members can investigate aircraft operations from any computer with internet access.
NAV CANADA (air traffic control)
NAV CANADA, the country's air navigation services provider, plays a key role in designing and publishing the network of air routes that an aircraft uses to get to its destination.
- Visit the NAV CANADA website
- For reports relevant to Toronto Pearson, including Continuous Descent Operations reports visit the NAV CANADA website
Transport Canada Enforcement
Transport Canada publishes the names of all corporations that have violated the Aeronautics Act and the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs). This includes noise violations.
Visit the Transport Canada website for more information and to see the enforcement action summaries