North-end residents complaining about airport noise pollution

Residents of Ahuntsic-Cartierville are complaining that the constant noise of planes is keeping them up at night and they plan on doing something about it at the airport annual meeting this Thursday.

Trudeau Airport says airlines are fined if they have planes over 45 000 kilos taking off or landing between 11 PM and 7 AM.

But the residents say that sound curfew isn’t being enforced because the noise pollution is keeping them up at night.

“We get mad because we don’t sleep well and then we can’t work properly the next day,” Antoine Bécotte, the president of Les pollués de Montréal-Trudeau, a group that was created in 2012 to represent Ahuntsic-Cartierville residents, said.

“They don’t do anything about it, they don’t make reports, they make decisions behind closed doors and they don’t answer what we ask for.”

The group will be at the meeting to ask officials to respect the curfew and to review traffic routes so fewer planes circulate over residential neighbourhoods.

A petition with 3000 signatures was also given to Transport Canada asking for the same thing in March.

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  1. NJW posted on 04/28/2014 10:12 AM
    I work at the airport, and I can tell you there is a curfew, but it really isnt put into effect. From 11 PM til about 2 AM, there are about 15-20 flights that land that are mostly 737s, A320s, and CRJs, but I know for a fact that there are 3-4 Air Transat flights that come in around midnight that are A310s and A330s which are definitely over the 45000 kilo restriction policy.
  2. alberto posted on 04/28/2014 11:23 AM
    You knowingly move to neighborhood that is under the flight path of a major airport and then complain about the noise....WTF !!!
  3. LMAO posted on 04/28/2014 11:35 AM
    Why is it people chose to live by airports and then spend all their time complaining about the noise.
  4. joeN posted on 04/29/2014 09:41 AM
    Noticed that air traffic has been shifted over to Lasalle and verdun on the weekend.
    Up until a month ago we had occcasional flights but noticed that the traffic at night and early morning and weekend is increasing. Lasalle and Verdun are not on the flight path so is the airport authority shifting traffic to appease the ahunstic residents who are on the flight path? Are the airport officials asking airlines to perfom dangerous manouvres with sharp climb and turn to appease the ahunsic group?
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