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FAA's Metroplex Initiative Update:
The FAA conducted public workshops on the FAA's Metroplex initiative in early June. The period of time for public comment has been extended until July 24, 2020. Please click here to be directed to the FAA's page for providing public comment.
IMPORTANT: The Airport's west runway, Runway 1L/19R, is closed continuously for runway maintenance activities from August 10 through September 4, 2020.
FILE A NOISE COMPLAINT:
To file a noise complaint please click here.
To text a noise complaint, please text the word 'Noise' to (813) 296-8074
Note: Complaints received through this method will be logged and tallied each month. To receive a formal response to a noise complaint, additional information is required and the online complaint for must be used. A link will be sent by text message to provide residents quick access to the formal online complaint form.
To view the Airport's near real-time flight tracking system, please click here.
Public Records Law:
In an effort to be a good neighbor, the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority has a noise office. The primary role of the Noise Monitoring Office is to educate the community on the airports Voluntary Noise Abatement Program and monitor compliance, as recommended in the Part 150 noise study, which was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration in January 2001. More information on the Part 150 study can be found by visiting the Federal Aviation Administration's noise page. Highlights of Tampa International Airport's Voluntary Noise Abatement Program include:
- Maximizing daytime south flow.
- Adopting preferential order of runway use using air traffic control tower's (Federal Aviation Administration) Letter to Airmen (e.g., Arriving turbojets landing to the north expect Runway 1L).
- Extending nighttime preference for Runway 1L arrivals and Runway 19R departures to all aircraft.
- Monitoring initial turbojet departure headings.
- Developing noise abatement flight paths for propeller aircraft for Runway 1L and 1R departures.
- Limiting base legs for Runway 1L arrivals north of Mac Dill Air Force Base.
- Recommending turbojets use noise abatement departure procedures.
- Constructing a shared engine run-up enclosure for turbojet maintenance run-ups above idle power (this facility was opened in October, 2003).
Land Use Measures
- Developing zoning for compatible land use in the vicinity of the Airport.
- Maintaining an active and effective public information program.
- Purchasing navigation easements (based on 5-year noise exposure map)
- Soundproofing of residences (based on 5-year noise exposure map)