Airport opens new noise-reducing facility
Vancouver Airport Authority officially opened its ground run-up enclosure Wednesday—a three-sided steel facility designed to reduce noise from engine run-ups conducted as part of regular aircraft maintenance.
The $12-million facility, which stands as tall as a five-storey building and is located adjacent to YVR’s South Terminal, will cut engine run-up noise heard in nearby residential neighbourhoods by up to half, according to airport officials.
"We're proud to open Canada's first (ground run-up enclosure); it's a project that demonstrates our commitment to serving our community, our business partners and the environment," said Anne Murray, vice-president of community and environmental affairs for Vancouver Airport Authority.
"We're very aware that our 24-hour operations are key to YVR remaining a major employer and economic generator for the region; and we also recognize that we need to be a good neighbour. This noise-reduction project is part of that commitment."