Studying noise for proactive planning
Periodic noise studies - known as a Part 150 Noise Compatibility Program Study - are voluntarily conducted by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority at John Glenn International and Rickenbacker International airports in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) set forth by the FAA.
- FAR Part 150 regulations govern the technical aspects of aircraft noise analysis and the public participation process for airports.
- Part 150 Noise Compatibility studies help us develop balanced and cost-effective plans for reducing current noise impacts and minimizing future impacts on the communities surrounding our airports.
- Key outcomes of the study include noise exposure maps, analysis of existing noise abatement measures, and recommended noise abatement and land use management strategies.
- The FAA examines the Study and issues a Record of Approval.
Including and informing the public
A key component of a Part 150 Noise Compatibility Program Study is keeping the public informed with study findings and related airport noise management plans.
Public workshops are scheduled and publicized in local newspapers. These workshops provide an opportunity for open dialogue between interested citizens and airport officials relative to the Part 150 process and study findings.
For more on the most recent, FAA-approved Part 150 Noise Compatibility Program Studies: