Welcome to the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study Update website. This page includes information on the Study about the purpose of the Study, Frequently Asked Questions, and updates on upcoming meetings, milestones, and project documents. Currently, the Team is in the process of gathering information and preparing to officially kick off the Study, so please check back for more information on that process and upcoming meetings.
Introduction and Background:
Airports face many challenging issues. Among those issues is the effect that aircraft noise can have on the communities surrounding an airport. Over the past several decades, as communities around airports grew and air travel expanded, aircraft noise surfaced as a community concern. Reducing the impact of aircraft noise on the community is a goal of the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
Airport noise compatibility planning focuses on reducing existing non-compatible land uses around airports and preventing the introduction of new non-compatible land uses. As part of this effort, the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport has initiated the process of conducting a Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study Update.
A Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study is a voluntary noise exposure and land use compatibility study prepared by an airport to identify existing noise exposure, identify potential future noise exposure, to evaluate various alternatives, and to make recommendations as to viable noise abatement/mitigation measures.
Generally speaking, the overall purpose of the FAR Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study is to reduce the number of people affected by significant aircraft noise levels within acceptable economic, environmental, and legal parameters. This can be achieved through both aircraft operational measures and land use measures which will be developed with community and stakeholder input.