Aircraft Noise Comment Program

The Noise Comment Program provides the opportunity for citizens to share their questions and concerns with the Noise Management Office, and receive information regarding airport operations and specific noise events. Callers should be aware that their comments will not result in immediate changes in flight paths or airport operations, because all aircraft operating at PDX are doing so under the direction of current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.

The Noise Comment Response Program incorporates noise event forecasting, public outreach and education, and a process that allows for timely responses to aircraft noise inquiries and comments. The noise office works to respond to questions and comments within two business days. Inquiries that require flight track data or additional research may take longer.

Noise Hot Line
If you have a question or concern related to aircraft noise, please call the noise hot line at 503.460.4100 (from Oregon) or toll-free 800.938.6647 (from Clark County). The noise hot line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. After 5 p.m. an answering service will take your information and relay questions or comments to the noise management staff the following business day.

To submit a question or comment online, please click on the following link: Noise Comment Form

Tools for Research and Data Analysis

Aircraft Noise Operations Monitoring System (ANOMS)
This specialized computer program is used to collect and review aircraft flight track information and data from noise monitor stations. Generally there is a 72-hour delay in the time that flight tracks are made available by the FAA and then entered into ANOMS for research purposes.

Aircraft Noise Tracking System (ANTS)
This database is used to document data specific to each comment or inquiry received by phone, e-mail, or through the Noise Management Department's Web page. ANTS assists staff in tracking research and responses, and generates information for analysis and reporting.

Education and Outreach
Information about aircraft noise issues or special events is made available on the Port's Web site, in publications such as Port Currents and project newsletters, and special mailings. Members of the public are invited to call to schedule an appointment with staff or request a speaker for a neighborhood association, civic group or organization.


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