FAA Releases Noise Annoyance Survey Results
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the results of a survey about local communities and the level of public annoyance with aircraft noise, known as the Noise Annoyance Survey results, and formally identified as the Neighborhood Environmental Survey (NES). ACI-NA has been actively monitoring and discussing a comprehensive strategy for the release of this survey for nearly three years.
Here are direct links to the survey and the resources released by the FAA today.
- Federal Register notice
- Overview of the National Environmental Survey on the FAA’s webpage
- Link to the full 415-page report
FAA’s survey team used a statistical sampling methodology to choose 20 airports that are representative of airports from across the United States. While the study may draw focus to those 20 airports, the focus of FAA’s work is on a national level.
Noise Abatement Information
The City has recorded a map of the Redmond Airport Traffic Pattern Airspace with the County Recorder’s Office. The current Recorded noise disclosure/contour map for Redmond Municipal Airport may be viewed here:
Airport noise contours indicate what areas around the airport experience aircraft noise as measured by the FAA standards. The federal guidelines for residential compliance with aircraft noise are an average of 65 decibels or lower during a 24 hour period.
Who to Contact if You’re Impacted by Aircraft Noise at RDM:
If you would like to file a complaint or report by phone or e-mail please contact:
The FAA National Noise Hotline Phone: (202) 267-3521
Please go to the FAA Northwest Mountain Region Aircraft Noise and Community Involvement Information website to learn about aircraft noise in this region and how to submit a noise complaint or inquiry.
and/or send a detailed E-mail to [email protected]
To File a Complaint by Mail:
Federal Aviation Administration,
Aviation Noise Ombudsman, AEE-2
800 Independence Ave. S.W.
Washington, DC 20591
Your Name and Phone Number
Your Address (if you are willing to provide, if not then the general area you are reporting from)
Date & time of the event
Type of event (noise, low flight, safety, etc.)
General description of aircraft (single-engine, multi-engine, prop, jet, high wing/lowing, etc.)
Description of the event –The more information you provide, the greater the chance for the Airport to adequately address your concerns.
General Safety Reporting
Regional NTSB office (202) 314-6185
Aviation Safety Reporting System AKA “NASA Safety Reports”.
If you are not familiar with these please read about them and use if appropriate. It is in your best interest.
Low flying aircraft is a safety concern and should be addressed by the appropriate regional FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO). Federal Aviation Regulations state the minimum altitude requirements for aircraft.
To File a Safety Report With the FAA:
Low flying aircraft is also a safety concern and should be addressed by the appropriate regional FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO). Federal Aviation Regulations state the minimum altitude requirements for aircraft.
Please Contact the Flight Standards District Offices (FSDO) Oregon
3180 NE Century Blvd Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
Fax: (503) 615-3300
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Pacific Time Monday – Friday