The City of Philadelphia, Division of Aviation is updating the Noise Compatibility Program for Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The purpose of this website is to keep you up to date on the status of this important study, and to provide you with an opportunity to stay involved throughout the duration of this project. Please check back often as the content of this site will be refreshed as the study progresses.
A Noise Compatibility Study is a voluntary process initiated by an airport to develop, evaluate and recommend actions that an airport, local municipalities, airlines, and/or the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) could take to help reduce the impact of aircraft noise in communities surrounding an airport.
Philadelphia International Airport initiated its first Noise Compatibility Study in 2001. The FAA completed its review of the Noise Exposure Maps (NEMs) developed in that study and approved PHL’s Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) in May 2003.
One of the measures approved in the NCP was to revisit the results of the study within five years to consider any significant operational or physical changes that may have occurred at PHL. Since the airport has experienced changes in the number and type of aircraft operating at the airport, as well as the extension of Runway 17/35 and the potential operational changes that may occur due to the FAA’s airspace redesign project; the Division of Aviation is implementing this recommended measure by conducting this update.
To view the original study that was approved by the FAA, please click the link below:
Final 2003 Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study.
(Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view this file.)