INCH REPORT

Please see link to technical report describing current Pearson International Airport arrivals routes – noise and fuel burn issues, and recommendations for improvements by Captain David Inch.

Inch report

Political letters of support
Carolyn Bennett – M.P. St. Paul’s
Kathleen Wynne, M.P.P. Don Valley West
Eric Hoskins, M.P.P. St. Paul’s
Jon Burnside – Councillor Coalition letter
Councillor Perks-Minister Raitt letter
Councillor Jeff Knoll – Ward 5 – Oakville

Ratepayer Associations – letters of support
LPOA letter to Minister Raitt – 17 Feb 2015
SERRA letter to Min Raitt – 24 Feb 2015
South Forest Hill Homeowners’ Association – 27 Feb 2015

6 thoughts on “INCH REPORT

  1. whose backyard do you want the noise transferred too, this is what your group is looking at.simply NIMBY.
    Charles Gonsalves

    1. If you read the Inch Report you will learn that phase one is a technical amendment that doesn’t alter the flight path route. It asks for higher altitudes and increased speed for arriving aircraft. The STAR location is unchanged. Phase two recommends the more efficient use of a vertical profile that the GTAA currently uses and the airlines prefer for time and fuel savings. As the Brampton resident rep on CENAC you will benefit from hearing Captain Inch’s presentation in person at an upcoming CENAC meeting. At that time you can address your concerns with him directly.

      Thank you for reaching out and allowing us the opportunity to address your comments.

      Toronto Aviation Noise Group (T.A.N.G.)

    2. Did you , Charles Gonzales, even read the report before making such a stupid comment? Before 2012 the airplanes didn’t bother anybody. They were put in our backyard without even being asked!

    3. It is, perhaps, understandable that some may react to TANG’s concerns as being simply nimby-ism. There seems to be a lot of that around.

      However, the impact of the 2012 changes has been on a swath of homes cutting across the breadth of Toronto. The changes diminished significantly the peaceful enjoyment of those homes without notice, without consultation and now with staunch resistance to the expressed reasonable concerns of not just the residents but also elected representatives as well as airline professionals.

      Hardly “nimby-ism”.

  2. It’s a very good report. I’ll send a message to Ms Raitt to show my support to the report I look forward to hearing the review from Transportation Canada. My question is whether this proposed solution can be used to entire GTA area, instead of only target areas. I live in Thornhill area and have experienced very loud aircrafts noises. Thanks, Kai

    1. Kai,

      The proposals in the Inch Report have far reaching improvements for most approach paths within Toronto Pearson airspace, namely fuel burn reduction, noise reduction, and actually makes Toronto Pearson airport more competitive by reducing time (in the air) and money (fuel costs) for the airlines while reducing noise for numerous residents in the GTA living under these arrival paths for a good part of the path. In addition, less fuel consumed means less GHGs.

      The report focus was for the approach path affecting mid-town Toronto, but the same methodology could be applied for other runway approaches.

      Greg Russell
      T.A.N.G. technical liaison

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