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.
Track flight activity
View current and historical flights on the FlyColumbus.com 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.