Noise & Emissions

Aircraft engine emissions and airport noise are complex subject matters under study for decades and are still the focus of many research efforts today. Here you will find information about engine emissions, aircraft and airport noise, and who to contact if you have a question, concern, or complaint about noise issues.

Noise Complaints & Safety Concerns

Airport & Aircraft Noise Issues

FAA has developed a variety of programs aimed at increasing the understanding of noise impacts, identifying solutions to reduce those impacts, and educating the public on the issues and our ongoing efforts.

FAA Advisory Circulars on Noise Levels

Noise Reduction

In 2013, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP), agreed to a new global noise reduction standard. The FAA participates in the CAEP meetings and supports this new standard. The most beneficial area of future noise reduction is technology development to reduce source noise.

Last updated: Wednesday, August 31, 2022