Addressing the impact of aircraft noise has been an ever present and high priority at Bob Hope Airport since the Airport Authority purchased the Airport from Lockheed in 1978. Over the past 32 years, Authority policies and acoustical treatment of nearby schools and over 1,800 homes have combined with the improvement of aircraft technology and airline cooperation in keeping nighttime commercial flights to a minimum to allow substantial progress.
The Noise Impact Area as defined by the State of California has shrunk from 375 acres of incompatible land use in 1978 to under 20 acres today, a 95% reduction.
The Authority remains committed to its acoustical treatment program and pursuing additional measures aimed at decreasing nighttime aircraft noise at this airport and in the entire San Fernando Valley. Please feel free to contact Airport Staff for the latest developments in this endeavor or to answer any questions you may have, using our convenient contact form or calling the staff members shown in the right column.
NOTICE, January 2014: The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a Public Notice that it is undertaking a Draft Environmental Assessment for the Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in the Southern California Metroplex.
We invite you to explore this section for further details on aircraft noise issues.