Responding to the Nation's Aviation Noise Concerns

To better understand the FAA guidelines for processing noise complaints, we urge you to
review our policy and index pages.


Note: All data was compiled by querying the ANCIR Noise Portal for complaints and inquiries from the 2023 calendar year.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is dedicated to addressing aircraft noise complaints and inquiries from the public with efficiency and effectiveness. Our primary objective is to
handle these concerns in a clear, consistent, and repeatable manner, ensuring a responsive approach that optimally utilizes FAA resources.

To achieve this goal, we have established the Aviation Noise Complaint and Inquiry Response (ANCIR) Portal. This innovative platform serves as a central hub for the public to submit their concerns and inquiries related to aircraft noise. The ANCIR Portal streamlines the process, allowing us to provide a comprehensive and timely response to each submission. Our commitment extends beyond merely acknowledging complaints; we aim to deliver thorough and accurate information to the public. By addressing their concerns comprehensively, we strive to foster transparency and understanding. This approach not only meets the immediate needs of the public but also contributes to a broader effort to enhance public awareness and engagement on aviation noise issues.

Through ANCIR, we seek to uphold a standard of responsiveness that reflects our dedication to serving the public. By utilizing the best practices and optimizing FAA resources, we aim to create an effective system that consistently meets the needs of those impacted by aircraft noise. Our ongoing commitment to improvement ensures that the ANCIR Portal remains a valuable tool in promoting transparency, understanding, and cooperation between the FAA and the communities we serve.

To better understand the FAA guidelines for processing noise complaints, we urge you to review our policy and index pages. These resources explain what types of concerns are processed, and how they are defined and organized for reporting. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to maintaining a positive and constructive dialogue with your community.

Region - State/Territories Total Complaints
Alaskan (AAL) - AK 17
Central (ACE) - IA, MO, KS, NE 65
Eastern (AEA) - DC. DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV 2,477
Great Lakes (AGL) - IL, IN, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD, WI 731
New England (ANE) - CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT 388
Northwest Mountain (ANM) - CO, ID, MT, OR, UT, WA, WY 4,096
Southern (ASO) - AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, VI 898
Southwest (ASW) - AR, LA, NM, OK, TX 226
Western Pacific (AWP) - AZ, CA HI, NV 3,101
TOTAL 11,999

Empowering Residents through the ANCIR Portal

The ANCIR Portal is designed with the residents in mind, aiming to be a valuable resource for addressing concerns and providing answers. By using the ANCIR Portal, you are not merely expressing your concerns but also actively participating in a collaborative effort to enhance our understanding of the issues that matter to you. We appreciate your engagement and look forward to continuing this work together, finding solutions and building a stronger community through open and respectful communication.

Nationwide Map of Complaints and Inquiries

Advancing Aviation Through Valued Input

The FAA is dedicated to gathering and analyzing complaint and inquiry data from diverse sources, including passengers, airline and airport representatives, and the general public. These concerns touch on a broad spectrum of issues, spanning noise, the environment, airport construction, safety, security, and various other operational facets of aviation.  

Our careful analysis of this data allows us to identify trends, patterns, and potential areas of concern. By delving into the information received through the ANCIR Portal, we can discern recurring issues and explore avenues to address them effectively. Regional distinctions also emerge when studying the statistical data from the ANCIR Portal. The following pages illustrate the concerns shared with us, organized according to each of the FAA's nine regions:

Last updated: Wednesday, April 3, 2024