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.
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.