Pearson International Airport adopts new landing procedures to reduce noise and emissions

Canada’s largest airport is adopting new landing procedures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and noise from descending planes.

Nav Canada, a company that manages the country’s civil air navigation system, says practices at Toronto Pearson International Airport will reduce fuel consumption and overflights of nearby residential areas.


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The national navigation agency says Pearson now uses satellite data and modern flight management systems to help planes arrive at parallel runways.

Planes approaching the airport from the south can fly 1,000 feet higher than before, which Nav Canada says will reduce noise over some communities.

The shipping agency said an Air Canada flight from London’s Heathrow Airport to Pearson was one of the first flights to use the new practices on Monday.

Pearson is the second airport in Canada to roll out the procedures after Calgary International Airport in 2018.


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