COMPLAINT-TO-OPS RATIO FOR 10 MAJOR U.S. AIRPORTS, 2000 - 2005 Columns show the number of complaints received per 10,000 flight operations for the year indicated. An aircraft movement is defined as a take off or a landing. Example: Denver averaged 304 complaints for every 10,000 aircraft movements In CY2000. ATL 559K DFW 712K LAS 605K LAX 651K Airport call letters. Movements in 2005 ORD 972K DEN 559K MIA 382K PHX 555K MSP 532K IAH 563K . This graphic is intended to provide a sampling of the noise complaint histories at some of the busier airports in the U.S. and help identify macro trends and commonalities associated with those complaint histories. An aircraft movement is defined as a takeoff or a landing.
TOP 10 AIRPORTS BY OPERATIONS ATL ORD DFW LAX LAS IAH DEN PHX PHL MSP NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y AIRPORT CURFEWS N N N N N N N N N N PREFERENTIAL RUNWAYS Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y OPERATING QUOTA N N N N N N N N N N ENGINE RUN-UP RESTRICTIONS Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y APU OPERATING RESTRICTIONS N N N Y N N N N N N NOISE SURCHARGE N N N N N N N N N N NOISE MONITORING EQUIPMENT Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y NOISE LEVEL LIMITS N N N N N N N N N N STAGE 2 RESTRICTIONS Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y STAGE 2 PHASEOUT Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y STAGE 3 RESTRICTIONS N N N N N N N N N N DEPARTURE PROCEDURES / SIDs Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y STANDARD TERMINAL ARRIVALS / STARs Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y = Yes N = No
FBO / Cargo Awareness
Number of homes eligible: 172
Number of Homes Completed: 155
Total Spent on Home Sound Insulation: $3,636,892.80($1,379.007.99 construction plus $2,2257,884.81 administrative costs)
Average amount spent per home: $23,000 (construction & administrative costs)
Did program include HVAC upgrades: No
Average square footage of home: 1200 (townhome)
Easement required for participating property: yes
George Bush Intercontinental Airport Runway Management Plan
Winds: The primary flow configurations for IAH are East Flow or West Flow. The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for IAH, dated July 2000, describes the optimal airport configuration as a West Flow.
A west flow configuration will be maintained when wind remains less than 5 knots.
Time of Day: Generally, the late night hours of 10:00 pm to 05:59 am are considered the most noise sensitive, it is a goal of IAH to minimize noise levels during all hours of the day. The Runway Management Plan differentiates between daytime (06:00 a.m. to 09:59 p.m.) hours and late night (10:00 p.m. to 05:59 a.m.) hours.
Preferred Runway Use
Daytime Operations – 06:00 am – 09:59 pm
Arrivals – Runways 27, 26L, 26R, and 15 Complex
Departures - Runways 15 Complex, 26L, 26R and 27
Arrivals - Runways 8R, 8L, 9, and 15 Complex
Departures - Runways 15 Complex, 9, 8R, and 8L
Late Night Operations Hours – 10:00 pm – 05:59 am
Arrivals - Runways 26L, 27, 15 Complex, and 26R
Departures - Runways 15 Complex, 26L, 27, and 26R
Arrivals - Runways 8R, 15 Complex, 9, and 8L
Departures - Runways 15 Complex, 8R, 9, and 8L
Written Re-Evaluation of the 2000 George Bush Intercontinental Airport EIS for Proposed Change in Runway Use Assumptions
Concept: Modify runway use for reduction in miles flown with a subsequent savings in efficiency, fuel savings and decreased air emissions.
Continental Airlines requested FAA modify the operations at IAH to better allow for groups of aircraft arriving based on point of origin from the west or east for fuel savings and air emissions reductions.
Continental Airlines estimates a savings of 26,270 miles flown daily and 77,040 gallons of fuel savings per day.
Supplemental analysis of Integrated Noise Model contours, produced no significant impacts from the 2000 Final Environmental Impact Statement.
Changes to IAH Runway Management Plan:
Elimination of calm wind runway designation when wind remains less than 5 knots (aircraft may arrive from east or west)
Clarification of runway use (daytime): Runway 26/27 and 15/33 complex to replace specific runway designations.
Runway Selection FAAO 7110.65S
a. Except where a “runway use” program is in effect, use the runway most nearly aligned with the wind when 5 knots or more or the “calm wind” runway when less than 5 knots (set tetrahedron accordingly) unless use of another runway:
NOTE- 1. If a pilot prefers to use a runway different from that specified, the pilot is expected to advise ATC.
2. At airports where a “runway use” program is established, ATC will assign runways deemed to have the least noise impact. If in the interest of safety a runway different from that specified is preferred, the pilot is expected to advise ATC accordingly. ATC will honor such requests and advise pilots when the requested runway is noise sensitive.
REFERENCE- FAAO 8400.9, National Safety and Operational Criteria for Runway Use Programs.
1. Will be operationally advantageous, or
2. Is requested by the pilot.
b. When conducting aircraft operations on other than the advertised active runway, state the runway in use.
AUTHORITY TO REGULATE LAND USE
Chapter 241 of the Texas Local Government Code
Cities with airports operating in the public interest can adopt compatible land use and height regulations around the airport(s)
The regulated area is 3 miles by 5 miles long
1.5 miles on each side of the center line of each runway
5 miles from the ends of the runways
Land Use Compatibility Matrix DRAFT – 10/21/08 Legend: Compatible Compatible Only With Sound Insulation Measures Not Compatible (May be subject to further conditions or exceptions) NOTES: 1 Must meet certain notification requirements. 2 Sound insulation required if enlargement of the structure is more than 51% of the appraised value of the livable area. 3 “Casualty” means destruction by accidental or natural causes. Land Uses Tier 1 1 Tier 2 1 Tier 3 1 Residential Dwellings (Single Family or Multi-Family) A: Enlargement of existing single family structures CONDITIONAL 2 YES YES B: Renovation of existing single family structures YES YES YES C: Replacement of existing single family structures after casualty 3 CONDITIONAL 2 YES YES D: Enlargement, renovation or replacement of existing multi-family structures CONDITIONAL 2 CONDITIONAL 2 YES E: New Multi-family development NO CONDITIONAL 2 YES F: New mobile home parks or subdivisions NO NO YES G: New single family construction, including demolition, in existing developed residential areas CONDITIONAL 2 CONDITIONAL 2 YES H: New construction in undeveloped or non-residential areas NO CONDITIONAL 2 YES Sensitive and Public Assembly Uses (e.g. Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Centers, K-12 Schools, Higher Educational Institutions, Day Care Centers, Places of Worship, Movie Theaters, Amphitheaters) A: Enlargement or renovation existing of structures CONDITIONAL 2 CONDITIONAL 2 YES B: New construction NO CONDITIONAL YES Lodging A: Enlargement or renovation of existing structures CONDITIONAL 2 CONDITIONAL 2 YES B: New construction CONDITIONAL 2 C0NDITIONAL 2 YES Commercial and Employment Uses (Retail, Restaurants, Offices, Warehouses, Industrial Uses) A: Enlargement or renovation of existing structures YES YES YES B: New construction YES YES YES
The Amendment of the Residential Code includes:
The Amendment of the Building Code:
Will require that an interior sound level of 45 dBL is met and that the design professional of record certify that the structure has been designed to that standard. The Building Code may also be amended to include construction standards (to be determined).
RESIDENTIAL AND BUILDING CODES
Legend Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Airport Property NOTE: All acreage figures are net airport property and net each Tier Airport Compatible Land Use Planning Tiers IAH – George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Legend Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Airport Property NOTE: All acreage figures are net airport property and net each Tier Airport Compatible Land Use Planning Tiers HOU – William P. Hobby Airport
Legend Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Airport Property NOTE: All acreage figures are net airport property and net each Tier Airport Compatible Land Use Planning Tiers EFD - Ellington Field
Houston Airport System Master Plans
Demand-Capacity – Airside Findings, New Runway “Zones” Departure runway zones in pink, arrival runway zone in orange
Airport Layout Plan – 2025 PDC - Planning
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