FLL Airport Noise Information

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport 

The Broward County Aviation Department (BCAD) is committed to minimizing current and potential noise impacts from operations at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). The Aviation Department has installed noise monitoring equipment at two locations in Davie to measure these potential impacts: Tree Tops Park and the Everglades Mobile Home Park. The Town is also represented on the Broward County Aviation Department Airport Noise Abatement Committee (ANAC).

File a Noise Complaint

Effective June 1, 2020, noise comments can be submitted to the Broward County Aviation Department in two ways: via a new online form or updated hotline at 954-359-2366.  A new web application is currently in development and instructions for downloading the app will be posted when available.

In the interim, community residents can continue to submit noise comments through the two available options: noise hotline or online comment form.

Ways to File an Aircraft Noise Comment

To file a formal aircraft noise comment, choose one of the following options:

  1. Online: Complete the Noise Comment Form then select the Submit button.
  2. By Phone: Call the new Noise Comment Hotline at 954-359-2366.

If you have questions or comments, please contact the Aviation Department staff at 954-359-6181

Part 150 Noise Compatibility Planning Study

The Broward County Aviation Department (BCAD) has begun a study to evaluate aircraft noise compatibility of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with the local communities. This study is called a “Part 150 Study” because it will follow the process outlined in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 150 (Airport Noise Compatibility Planning). This includes creating Noise Exposure Maps (NEMs) and a Noise Compatibility Program (NCP). The NEMs show community exposure to certain levels of existing and future airport noise and identify uses that are noncompatible with those levels. The NCP recommends ways to address or reduce those noncompatible uses while preserving aviation safety and airport operational abilities.

Broward County Master Plan 

The Broward County Aviation Department (BCAD) has started to update the Master Plan for Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). This will ensure FLL can meet the future aviation needs of the County. Keeping an up-to-date master plan is a federal requirement. More importantly, it provides a cohesive and cost-effective plan for building new facilities, roads, garages, and utilities at the Airport.

Goals

When completed, the master plan update will:

  • Identify FLL’s capital improvements to meet the operational needs through 2035.
  • Satisfy the needs of the market and the community.
  • Balance environmental, social, and economic impacts. 
  • Create documents required by the Federal Aviation Administration. This will allow federal funding through the Airport Improvement Program and collecting the Passenger Facility Charges.

Broward County Aviation Department Airport Noise Abatement Committee

BCAD established the Airport Noise Abatement Committee (ANAC) in 1992. This is an ongoing, cooperative public forum where the aviation community and public can meet to discuss aircraft noise impacts in neighborhoods around FLL, and monitor noise-related trends. ANAC also formulates recommendations for the BCAD Aviation Director resulting in increased effectiveness of FLL noise compatibility programs. All interested parties are encouraged to participate in these meetings. 

View the ANAC Charter

Aircraft Noise and Operations Monitoring System (ANOMS)

FLL has a full-time Noise Officer on staff. This individual is responsible for:

  • Operating and maintaining ANOMS.
  • Assisting in the implementation of noise abatement measures.
  • Talking with citizens who have questions or concerns regarding aircraft noise.
  • Maintaining the latest information related to aircraft noise around FLL.

ANOMS consists of two basic elements: a radar system for the purpose of acquiring flight track information, and 11 permanent noise monitoring stations.

The ANOMS main server collects data from both the PASSUR (Passive Secondary Surveillance Radar) and the noise monitors. The integration of these two systems allows the Noise Officer to gather information on the flight of aircraft and the resultant noise levels in communities surrounding FLL.

We use the radar data acquired from the PASSUR to:

  • Communicate a property’s location relative to typical arrival and departure corridors
  • Confirm that airplanes are adhering to our Noise Abatement Departure tracks
  • Perform operational analyses. An operational analysis can provide information about the numbers, types, and altitudes of airplanes that fly over a specific property during a given time period.

Runway Use and Noise Abatement

Informal Runway Use Program

The Informal Runway Use Program is an approved runway use program which does not require a letter of understanding, and participation in the program is voluntary for aircraft operators/pilots. The program includes:

  • Helicopter arrival and departure procedures
  • Preferential runway use
  • Operational safety criteria

 Read the Informal Runway Use Program (PDF).

Noise Abatement Procedures

The BCAD offers a voluntary program of operational noise abatement measures for all turbojet aircraft operators/pilots (regardless of weight).