Community Noise Alert

January 4, 2011

Notice to the Tampa Bay community of South and Northwest Tampa

As of January 3, 2011, Tampa International Airport’s west parallel Runway 36L-18R has been closed for renumbering and is not scheduled to reopen until January 13, 2011. This work is associated with the Runway Re-designation Project that will change all the existing numbers on all three runways. The west parallel runway will be Runway 1L-19R on January 13, 2011. 

With this temporary closure, all aircraft (turbojets and propeller) will be landing on Runways 36R-18L and 9-27. If you are a South Tampa resident you will continue to experience such aircraft noise until January 13, 2011. 

Attached is a document that identifies the new runway designation. Designation changes are a result of the gradual shift of the Earth’s magnetic north. The Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Control has requested that Tampa International Airport initiate the Runway Re-designation Project. 

To accomplish this task, the Aviation Authority has closed Runway 18R-36L on January 3rd and it will reopen on January 13th as 19R-1L. 

On the 13th, Runways 18L-36R and 9-27 will close and this will impact Northwest Tampa residents. With this temporary closure, all aircraft (turbojets and propeller) will be landing on Runway 19R-1L. These runways will reopen between 14 and 20 days as Runways 19L-1R and 10-28, respectively. 

If you would like to join the Noise Alert Group to be notified of runway closures that will impact normal aircraft operations at the airport, please visit tampaairport.com and go to Airport Business – Noise Abatement or call the Noise Officer at 813-870-7843. 

-TPA-

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