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Long Beach Airport Noise Office
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  • Noise hotline 562-570-2665
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The City of Long Beach has worked continuously to operate an airport that maintains the highest possible environmental quality of life for surrounding neighborhoods while providing economic benefits and air transport vitality to the local area.

Metroplex Procedures at LGB to Begin November 10

The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Southern California (SoCal) Metroplex project is a proposal to improve the flow of air traffic by making the airspace safer and more efficient by replacing existing air traffic procedures with new satellite-based procedures.

The SoCal Metroplex project encompasses multiple airports, including Long Beach Airport (LGB). LGB staff have communicated to the FAA the importance of maintaining the Noise Ordinance.

The FAA will begin a phased implementation process with new procedures at LGB on November 10, 2016, March 2, 2017 and April 27, 2017. LGB will receive 5 new arrival, 5 new departure, and 3 new approach procedures.

After reviewing final environmental documents, LGB staff does not find that any proposed changes will adversely affect the Noise Ordinance.

Environmental analysis conducted by the FAA for the project showed the project would not result in any significant or reportable noise increases under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Some might notice aircraft where they did not previously fly when the new procedures are implemented; this is because some air route changes will occur, and satellite-based procedures create more concentrated flight paths than conventional procedures.

The FAA will conduct additional public outreach to further inform the public about the changes. Specific information will be announced on the FAA’s webpage at: http://www.faa.gov/nextgen/communityengagement/socal, as well as through press releases and on social media.

To view Frequently Asked Questions along with Answers published by the FAA, please click here.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.metroplexenvironmental.com/socal_metroplex/socal_introduction.html.

To view the presentation from the Study Session regarding the 2015 Airport Noise Budget Analysis Report and Supplemental Slot Allocation, please click here.