Noise Reduction Initiatives

Monitoring, mapping and measuring noiseline

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority is committed to improving aircraft operations and land-use compatibility, while allowing John Glenn Columbus International, Rickenbacker International, and Bolton Field airports to fulfill their roles in the nation’s aviation system.

Noise abatement and land-use management are primary elements of our overall noise program. In collaboration with the FAA, our airports and surrounding communities have benefited from more than $32 million in 20 noise-related grants. Through past FAA funding associated with our Residential Sound Insulation Program, we completed installation of sound insulation treatments for nearly 800 homeowners within certain boundaries of the John Glenn International noise contours.

We periodically upgrade airport noise and flight track monitoring systems. We're also collaborating with the FAA on their new NextGEN technology, which we're in the process of implementing at each of our airports.


Studying, mapping and reporting aircraft noise

We're dedicated to the study of aircraft noise and mapping it according to FAA-approved noise contours. Our goal is to maintain transparent communication with the surrounding community, adhere to both federal and local regulations, and to improve traffic flow into and out of our three airports.

Tracking and measuring noise

Our WebTRAK technology offers the opportunity to observe and track flight activity into and out of CMH, LCK and TZR airports.

Insulating Homes

In collaboration with the FAA, about 770 homeowners received noise reduction improvements by participating in our Residential Sound Insulation Program.

Track flight activity

View current and historical flights on the WebTrak electronic system.

Noise level comparisons

Compare common outdoor sound levels, such as aircraft and lawn mowers, with common indoor sounds like a rock band and vacuum cleaner.