Edmonton Airports will periodically issue noise advisories to advise the public of irregular operations, construction activities or events that may alter normal aircraft traffic patterns and result in aircraft noise.
Summer 2022 Airfield Construction
May until September, 2022, Edmonton International Airport will be completing airfield construction projects that will affect the runway usage and potentially cause temporary changes to air traffic distribution approaching or departing EIA. During this period, more aircraft may be perceived over existing routes to land or depart based on runway closures. This may cause intermittent additional aircraft noise in those areas temporarily.
Instrument landing systems flight checks
At least twice per year, EIA tests our landing systems. During these tests, a white and blue Canadian regional jet (CRJ-200) repeatedly approaches the EIA runways from several angles, elevations, and speeds without the landing gear down. Each flight check is normally 2 to 4 hours, depending on the type of maintenance done to the system. It can get a little loud.
We issue noise advisories for instrument landing systems flight checks by posting notices on the Noise Concern Line. Testing happens at least twice a year.