Montreal man designs new app that instantly files airplane noise complaints

Oct 9 2018, 3:47 pm

If you’re tired of shaking your fists and yelling at airplanes 40,000 feet in the air to no avail, don’t fear, there’s a new app for that.

A Montreal man named Bill Mavridis has designed AEROplainte, a new app that makes it easier for people to register complaints from the noise coming from planes at the Pierre-Elliot Trudeau airport.

With his new app, people can lodge complaints “with the click of a button” rather than searching online for the airport authority’s line of communication, wait on the phone and get connected to the proper personnel.

According to the AEROPlainte app page, the Montreal Airport Authority (ADM) must keep track of complaints and act on them. Due to the relatively few complaints on record, as well as the lengthy process to get through to airport officials, the “ADM does not see a problem and feels justified in doing nothing.”

AEROPlainte allows Montrealers to stand up to the noise and register complaints. By doing so, the ADM will be forced to respond and make corresponding changes.

Mavridis claims “we need modern tools to simplify the complaint process and increase the number of complaints.”

A group of residents from the Dorval to Ahuntsic region filed a class-action lawsuit against the Trudeau Airport this spring in an attempt to enforce stricter flight curfews.

There is currently not a comments and complain form on the ADM’s website.

Free to download, the app is currently available for Android users and is in its beta testing phase for Apple products.

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