Edinburgh Airport flight noise revealed as row roars on
Residents living near the airport frequently raise concerns about the noise caused by planes.
Edinburgh Airport is publishing real-time data showing how loud its flights are amid a long-running row about the noise caused by planes.
The new system monitors flights using trackers at Cramond, Livingston and Broxburn and publishes the results online minutes later.
People living near Edinburgh Airport frequently raise concerns about airplane noise.
More than half of the 4000 people who took part in the airport's latest consultation on flight paths raised concerns about potential increases to noise.
Chief executive Gordon Dewar sad: "We appreciate that aircraft noise can cause issues for our neighbouring communities and we are mindful of the potential impacts it can have and how to best mitigate them.
"We want communities to be informed and to better understand noise and through that will come greater trust and a better working relationship.
"This system will help us with that as it provides increased transparency around our operations, offering up-to-the-minute information on flights.
"Providing this information allows people to draw up their own reports and evaluate the data for themselves before asking us questions.
"We're confident this system will prove to be extremely useful and is another example of the innovative approach that we take at Edinburgh Airport."
The new website also allows people to submit complaints about noise and learn more about flights which affect them.