Noise Abatement Program

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Aircraft Noise Reporting Line

The City of Fort Lauderdale's Executive Airport (FXE) operates an Aircraft Noise Reporting Line, (954) 828-6666, that is available 24 hours a day for neighbors to report excessively loud aircraft.


Online Aircraft Noise Reporting Form

As an alternative to calling to report aircraft noise, FXE also offers an Online Aircraft Noise Reporting Form.

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What are the key pieces of information to report?

You should report the exact date and time of the noise event, along with your name, address, and phone number. This information allows Airport staff to quickly identify issues and follow up with pilots. If you would like additional information or would like to have Airport staff return your call regarding your aircraft noise report, please specifically state that you would like someone to return your call. Someone from FXE staff will return your call on the next business day during regular business hours.

 


WEBTRAK: Online Flight Tracking Application

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Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) provides a flight tracking system called, WebTrak, a product of Brüel & Kjær. WebTrak provides near real-time and historical flight information and noise levels for aircraft operating near FXE. The web-based system even provides easy access for users to view aircraft operations and noise data.

Radar flight track data originates from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and is processed and integrated with the Airport’s noise data, measured by Noise Monitoring Terminals (NMT’s) located within the surrounding community.

PLEASE NOTE: WebTrak is best viewed with a high-speed internet connection. Aircraft icons are not to scale. Aircraft icons will change in size at different zoom levels. Aircraft operators and aircraft types are abbreviated with 3 or 4 characters or acronyms.

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Noise Compatibility Program

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport operates a comprehensive Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) that relies upon a partnership between the community, airport users, and City staff to minimize aircraft noise over neighboring communities. The NCP measures  currently implemented by the City of Fort Lauderdale are outlined below. These measures were developed through extensive public involvement and are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


Noise Abatement Procedures For Aircraft

  • Voluntary restriction of jet aircraft use on Runways 13 and 31

  • Voluntary use of National Business Aviation Association or manufacturer's jet noise abatement departure (close-in) and arrival (standard) profiles

  • Voluntary Runway 27 departures turn right to a heading of 315 degrees, after passing N.W. 31 Avenue

  • Prohibition of maintenance engine run-ups between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

  • Prohibition of maintenance engine run-ups on parking aprons at all times

  • Voluntary nighttime preferential runway for departures is Runway 27 for all aircraft, wind permitting

  • Voluntary nighttime preferential runway for arrivals is Runway 9 for all aircraft, wind permitting

  • I-95 Turn - Runway 09 jet departures, heading north or westbound, are instructed to turn left in order to fly over I-95, 24-hours

  • Nighttime I-95 Turn – All Runway 09 jet departures are instructed to turn left between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., except for emergency aircraft, weather conditions, or operational requirements

  • Voluntary restriction of repetitive landing and practice-approach operations during nighttime, weekends, and holidays

  • All aircraft avoid overflight of residential area 1/2 mile southeast of the Air Traffic Control Tower

  • All runways are noise-sensitive and monitored 24 hours

  • Runways 13 and 31 are closed between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., when Runways 09 and 27 are operational

  • Support of airport perimeter development as a noise barrier

  • Noise Abatement Procedures


Compatible Land Use Elements

 

  • Rezoning of non-compatible property as opportunity arises - Coordination with City/County Planning Departments for new residential developments through DRC review process

  • Local jurisdictions to incorporate noise requirements into development control

  • Support of airport perimeter development as a noise barrier

  • Voluntary fair disclosure by real estate agents

  • Monitor noise to determine exact extent of contour into residential area

  • Provides monthly NCP status updates and noise and operation statistical reports to the Airport’s Aviation Advisory Board

  • Noise Abatement Officer, full-time

  • Operates an advanced program of the Airport Noise and Operations Monitoring System (ANOMS)

  • Public information program

  • Airfield noise abatement advisory signs - must receive FAA approval

  • Pilot manual noise abatement insert (online diagrams)

  • NEM/NCP review and revision

  • Achievements in Community Excellence (ACE) Awards, annually presented

  • Conducting Pilot Noise Abatement Workshops (jets, helicopters, and propellers)

 


 

For questions about the Noise Abatement Program, contact the Executive Airport at 954-828-4955.

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