The FAA Office of Environment and Energy Noise Division supports AEE’s vision to remove environmental constraints on aviation growth by achieving quiet, clean, and efficient air transportation. The Noise Division portfolio is supporting this vision through a broad range of efforts to develop research policy regarding aircraft noise certification, impacts, and reduction.

For more information about aviation noise and our noise-related programs, visit the pages below.

How to Make a Noise Complaint

For information about how to make a noise complaint, visit the pages below.

FAA Noise Policy and Guidance

For more information about FAA Noise Policy and Guidance, see the links below.

FAA Noise-related Tools, Research and Development

The Environment and Energy Noise Division is supporting the development of a comprehensive suite of analytical tools to quantify the environmental consequences and impacts of aviation. At the center of these analytical tools is the Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT), which can quantify the noise, fuel burn and emissions resulting from all aspects of aircraft operations. More information about AEDT and the Aviation Environmental Tools Suite Research and Development Portfolio is available at the links below:

The Noise Division also supports research through the Aviation Sustainability Center (ASCENT), the FAA’s Center of Excellence (COE) for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment

New Entrants

The FAA Office of Environment and Energy, in close collaboration with industry, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and international partners through ICAO CAEP, is providing the technical basis for a review and possible modification of existing regulations to enable the development and growth of supersonic air transportation.

Efforts will also help the FAA understand the noise that is generated by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles, which are sometimes referred to as electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles. These activities will provide the foundation the FAA requires to address certification and standards for noise before these vehicles enter service as well as to develop operational procedures concepts that could reduce their noise. This work will help ensure that FAA has adequate information to establish any needed environmental policy regarding the certification and operation of these aircraft.  

Additional Noise Information

FAA Policies, Regulations, Programs, and Funding Sources:

FAA Guidance Materials

Last updated: Tuesday, September 5, 2023