Noise Rules Summary
The complete Noise Abatement Rules (PDF) were reaffirmed and clarified on July 18, 2016, however, for quick reference select noise rules are summarized as follows
Procedures: Rule 3
General aviation jet aircraft are to use the National Business Aircraft Association’s noise abatement procedures.
Prohibited Activities: Rule 8
Between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. local time, the following activities are prohibited:
- Intersection takeoffs
- Maintenance run-ups
- Flight training operations
- Practice approaches
- Touch and go landings
The fine for a first-time violation is $1,427 and subsequent violations are each fined $2,073.
Nighttime Curfew: Rule 9
Aircraft originally certified as Stage 3 or quieter are permitted to fly 24 hours per day. Aircraft not originally certified as Stage 3 are not permitted to operate between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. unless they can demonstrate compliance with these Rules as written (see Rule 9.6a).
The chart below is a list of maximum take-off weights and required procedures that have been demonstrated for certain aircraft not originally certified as Stage 3 or quieter in order for them it to meet these nighttime noise restrictions.
|Aircraft||Procedure & Weight Restriction|
|Gulfstream 2 with Stage 3 Kit||Manufacturer’s “Quiet Flying Procedures” & Gross weight of 47,000 lbs. is not exceeded|
|Gulfstream 2B & Gulfstream 3 with Stage 3 Kit||Manufacturer’s “Quiet Flying Procedures” & Gross weight of 55,000 lbs. is not exceeded|
These rules are not intended to interfere with the rights or responsibilities of the pilot-in-command concerning safety of flight.
Violations of these provisions carry with them monetary sanctions in amounts of up to $4,149 per violation. Questions should be addressed to the Noise Management Office at 818.840.8840 or to the Airport Operations Office at 818.840.8830.
Voluntary Nighttime Curfew
The Authority has a long-standing voluntary curfew on scheduled arrivals and departures of passenger airline operations between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6:59 a.m. During those hours, airlines are strongly encouraged not to schedule any arrivals or departures.