The Peterborough Airport diligently works to balance the needs of airport users and stakeholders with the neighbouring community while ensuring the safe, effective operation and long-term success of the airport.

Noise Management

We implemented Noise Abatement Procedures for the Peterborough Airport on July 4, 2017. The procedures came out of community engagement efforts and an application to Transport Canada, which regulates flight activities. The procedures require pilots to follow certain Noise Operating Criteria that deal with flight elevation levels, turns and avoiding certain areas when possible.

There are no turns below 1,000 feet above aerodrome elevation on visual flight rules during takeoff and climb from runway 09/27. Over flight of noise sensitive areas is to be avoided when joining or departing the circuit. A presentation of the circuit pattern was prepared for the Peterborough Airport Noise Liaison Group.

What doesn't change:

  • The distance at which aircraft space themselves from the runway in the downwind leg
  • The point at which aircraft are turning base and final legs
  • Where aircraft are when joining the circuit from overhead

What changes:

  • Aircraft climbing off the runway are turning later at a higher altitude
  • There's a reduction in power setting by the time the aircraft turn for the downwind leg
  • The crosswind turning point is further from the runway end
  • Aircraft are at 1,000 feet above aerodrome elevation before they turn the crosswind leg

If you have a concern about noise from the airport, please see our online form for submitting noise report and contact information.

Peterborough Airport Community Relations Coordinator

Kevin Greatrix, Peterborough Airport Community Relations Coordinator

  • Office: 705-743-6708 ext. 2170
  • Email: kgreatrix@peterborough.ca

Noise Liaison Group

Due to the State of Emergency, the Peterborough Airport Noise Liaison Group is pausing and will not be holding any meetings or actively recruiting new members. The Airport will continue researching industry best practices with respect to noise mitigation until such a time comes that we can resume our efforts with the PANLG. Updates will be provided when we resume the recruitment process for the group. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Peterborough Airport Noise Liaison Group

Due to the State of Emergency, the Peterborough Airport Noise Liaison Group is pausing and will not be holding any meetings or actively recruiting new members. The Airport will continue researching industry best practices with respect to noise mitigation until such a time comes that we can resume our efforts with the PANLG. Updates will be provided when we resume the recruitment process for the group. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Documents relating to the PANLG:

 Peterborough Airport Noise Liaison Group Meetings

 August 29, 2019

June 11, 2019

  • Agenda - postponed, pending consultant's review of noise abatement procedures and Peterborough Airport Noise Liaison Group Terms of Reference

February 28, 2019

  • Agenda - postponed, pending consultant's review of noise abatement procedures and Peterborough Airport Noise Liaison Group Terms of Reference

December 6, 2018

June 14, 2018

March 15, 2018

December 14, 2017

September 14, 2017

June 8, 2017

March 9, 2017

December 8, 2016

September 15, 2016

June 9, 2016

April 28, 2016