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How do I file a noise complaint?

FAA Noise Portal: Because the FAA is no longer accepting noise complaints at its 9-awp-noise@faa.gov web address, please use the following link to the FAA’s noise portal for noise complaints, as well as for comments and concerns: https://noise.faa.gov/noise/pages/noise.html (for those aircraft operations not associated with a particular airport) Click here to file a noise complaint … Continued

Are aircraft becoming noisier?

Due to federal and international noise standards, newly manufactured aircraft must meet increasingly stringent noise limits, which for large air carrier aircraft are currently Stage 5 in the United States and Chapter 14 internationally. Therefore, the aircraft fleet as a whole is becoming quieter. However, the regulations permit larger aircraft that carry more passengers to … Continued

Are aircraft getting larger?

Airlines have been “upgauging” their aircraft to carry more passengers on a single flight. Upgauging involves replacing a smaller aircraft with a larger aircraft of the small type. Twin-engine widebody aircraft (e.g., B-787 B-777, and A-350) have been increasing in airline fleets as their larger, less fuel efficient counterparts (e.g., A-380 and B-747) are replaced.

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