Noise Management

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.

Complaints and Inquiries

We monitor noise 24/7. Discover answers to frequently asked questions and how you can leave a detailed message on our 24-hour noise hotline.

 Noise Reduction Initiatives

Discover all that we're doing to manage aircraft noise while fulfilling the roles of John Glenn International, Rickenbacker International and Bolton Field airports in the Columbus Region and the nation's aviation system.

 

Noise Resources

Discover commonly used noise management terms, acronyms, reports and other interesting facts.

More efficient skies at CMH, LCK & TZR

FAA's new NextGEN technology will enhance efficiency, save fuel and reduce delays to deliver a more reliable travel experience.

24-Hour Noise Hotline

If it’s aircraft noise you’re hearing, call our 24-hour Noise Hotline, 614-239-4065, and leave a detailed message. Or send an email to us.

Track air traffic flow

Track flight activity at John Glenn International, Rickenbacker International and Bolton Field airports.