Airplane Noise

LAX Advisories:

Update April 4, 2019: The equipment outage in the FAA Tower scheduled for April 3 and 4 has taken place. The outage planned for this Saturday, April 6 has been canceled.


However, two additional nights have now been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday next week to complete the work on the telephone lines in the FAA LAX Tower.


Therefore, deviation from Over-Ocean Operations is expected on Monday and Tuesday (April 8 and 9) next week.


Thank you for your understanding.  


Original notification below:



April 3, 4 and possibly 6, 2019

12 AM – 6:30 AM



Deviation from Over-Ocean Operations is expected to occur this Wednesday and Thursday, April 3 and 4, between 12 AM and 6:30 AM due to a planned equipment outage in the FAA LAX Tower.  


Work is being done on certain telephone lines which are used to coordinate with other air traffic facilities. With the reduced capability to coordinate with other facilities due to this equipment outage, the FAA is planning to deviate from Over-Ocean Operations on these two nights and remain in Westerly Operations.


There is a possibility of a third night of deviation which is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 6th, if additional time is needed to complete this work.


Residents may notice a change in aircraft flight activity and noise as a result of this deviation. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this special circumstance.

Expected Nighttime Traffic Flow

Westerly Operations

12 AM – 6:30 AM

Expected Nightime


 Schedule of Upcoming Runway Closures 
March - April 2019

Los Angeles World Airports is committed to being a good neighbor by minimizing aircraft noise within surrounding communities when possible and keeping our neighbors informed of any temporary changes in aircraft operations. As part of this effort, we are providing information on upcoming runway closures that may cause residents to notice a change in aircraft flight activity and associated noise. This information is intended to help promote public awareness and understanding of aircraft noise issues that may temporarily affect residential areas.

The following table provides a schedule of runway closure activity for March and April 2019. To learn more about the specific change in aircraft operations associated with each runway closure, please click on the hyperlink below in the last column.

Any update or change to the existing schedule will be provided as needed. New schedules for subsequent months will be provided on a regular basis.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during these runway closures.



Time Period

Reason for Closure

Anticipated Change in Aircraft Operations


4/18 & 4/19

South Inboard Runway 25R/07L


2 AM – 6 AM


4/18 & 4/19

12:30 AM – 6:30 AM


Increase in outboard runway operations on South Complex and shift of some operations to North Complex

3/16 to 3/20

4/1 to 4/3

4/15 to 4/17

4/29 to 5/1

South Outboard Runway


12:30 AM – 6:30 AM


Deviation from Over-Ocean Operations


North Inboard Runway


2 AM – 6 AM


Increase in outboard runway operations on North Complex and some shift of operations from North to South Complex








LAX Noise Management Webpage Offers New Feature on Email Notifications - December 2018

The LAX Noise Management webpage offers a new feature allowing individuals in the community to sign up to receive email notifications regarding aircraft flight activity and other aircraft noise-related information. The process for signing up is simple by visiting the LAX Noise Management's website at and look for the "Aircraft Noise Notifications" form to input the required information (email address, city and zip code) and then click the subscribe button. A short email validation process then follows.

FAA SoCal Metroplex Public Information Workshops - January and February 2017

The City invited the public to come learn about changes in flight paths occurring in March and April 2017 that will upgrade the existing system to satellite-based technology.  A series of public information workshops and Internet-based webinars were conducted in January and February to provide a variety of information on the Metroplex project.  The public information workshops were an open-house format where the public can attend anytime during the posted times to learn about the project.  FAA representatives provided a variety of information on the project and were on site to answer questions.
Check out 
FAA webpage (external site) or click to see the letter and flyers from FAA regarding these workshops.

FAA SoCal Metroplex Public Information Workshop Held In Monterey Park

The FAA SoCal Metroplex public information workshop session #2 was held on January 24, 2017 at Monterey Park Langley Senior Center in the Main Room.  For up-to-date information, please review the project website (external site). 

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FAA SoCal Metroplex Community Engagement

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a Finding of No Significant Impact and (FONSI) Record of Decision (ROD) for the Southern California Metroplex project on August 31, 2016. This is the FAA’s final decision, and it enables the agency to move forward with implementing the project, which will replace dozens of existing conventional air traffic control procedures with new satellite-based procedures. The project is being implemented in phases between November 2016 and April 2017. FAA is planning community outreach in support of the implementation of the project. The outreach will consist of both public information briefings and internet-based webinars. Click here for more information.

Monterey Park Held Public Meeting Concerning Airplane Noise in November
On November 10, 2016, the City of Monterey Park held a public meeting to discuss the issue of airplane noise and low flying aircrafts.  Thank you to those who came out and expressed their comments or concerns.  The PowerPoint presentation slides can be viewed by clicking here. 

Low Flying Aircraft

Report aircraft that you suspect are flying below their designated altitude of 2,500 ft. (sea level). Contact the airport via telephone at 424-64-NOISE (424-646-6473) or log your complaint on the LAX Noise Management website.

To Report a Noisy or Low Flying Airplane

  • By phone: (424) 64-NOISE
  • On the web: LAX Noise Complaint Form
  • By mobile web app: LAX Mobile Web App.   

Additional Resources and Links



Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has previously provided an overview of the number of flights that extend over Monterey Park and the altitude. View statistics on flights online.

Community Noise Roundtable

LAWA provides a public forum to express concerns about airport operations at Community Noise Roundtable meetings that are held at the airport on a bimonthly basis. Visit the roundtable website for meeting info, agendas, recaps and presentation and correspondence documents.