Access & Noise
John Wayne Airport has one of the most stringent
aircraft access and noise monitoring programs in the United States
and, perhaps, the world. Commercial Air Carrier operations at John Wayne
Airport are regulated by the Phase 2 Commercial Airline Access
Plan and Regulation (Access Plan). The Access Plan places restrictions
on operational capacity, hours of operations, and noise levels at the County's ten (10) noise monitoring stations.
operations are permitted 24 hours daily subject to compliance with
the daytime noise limits and the more restrictive curfew noise
limits, as documented in the General Aviation Noise Ordinance (GANO).
In order to monitor and enforce these restrictions,
the Access and Noise Office utilizes a state-of the-art noise
monitoring system that enables us to track each and every one of
248,000 air carrier and general aviation operations that occur
each year at John Wayne Airport. The noise monitoring stations transmit
noise events instantaneously to the Access and Noise Office,
enabling the staff to have up-to-the-second data on aircraft operations.
The newest addition to our system is VOLANS, an aircraft flight tracking system which
shows flights around John Wayne Airport.
In 2006, the County of Orange and the City of Newport Beach entered into a "Cooperative Agreement" to promote compatibility between operations at John Wayne Airport and land uses within and in proximity to the City. Click here to see a copy of the Cooperative Agreement.
Noise and Access staff responds to approximately
2,500 calls a year. The staff strives to provide outstanding
service by listening and responding to noise complaints, concerns
of the community, and requests for information.
The FAA is seeking public comment regarding the online FAA Aircraft Noise Complaint and Inquiry System (FAA Noise Portal). The public has until May 29, 2018 to submit comments. Please see link below for additional information.
JWA Access & Noise Information:
FAA's Southern California Metroplex Project:
Noise Information and Resources: