Managing aircraft noise
The strong, growing economy of the Columbus Region keeps our airports growing, too. While we can’t completely eliminate aircraft noise at John Glenn Columbus International, Rickenbacker International and Bolton Field airports, we collaborate closely with our airlines, aircraft operators, FAA authorities and local communities to minimize the noise impact of our airports.
Aircraft Noise in a Nutshell
Here are a few facts about noise and how the Columbus Regional Airport Authority manages it.
- The FAA and Air Traffic Control dictate flight paths
- Airlines fly the planes, adhere to FAA guidelines, and take off and land according to wind direction and as directed by ATC (think traffic controllers in the control tower).
- We monitor noise daily and maintain open lines of communication with airlines, the FAA, ATC and local communities.
Want to know more about how we’re working to minimize aircraft noise?
Whether you’re interested in our real-time WebTrak system, noise contours and regulations or other noise-program aspects, we invite you to explore this section to learn more about how we’re working to minimize aircraft noise at our three airports.