SAN Noise Study Overview

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Airports face many challenging issues. One of these issues is the effect that aircraft noise can have on communities surrounding an airport.

A Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study is a voluntary noise exposure and land use compatibility study prepared by an airport to identify existing and potential future noise exposure, to evaluate various alternatives, and to make recommendations as to viable noise abatement/mitigation measures within the 65 db CNEL contour. For more information on CFR Part 150 Noise Compatibility Studies, see this website.

Since 1988, we have completed several revisions and updates to our Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study. The overall purpose of our study update is to reduce the number of people within the 65 db CNEL contour that are affected by significant aircraft noise levels within acceptable economic, environmental, and legal parameters. This can be achieved through both aircraft operational measures and land use measures which will be developed with community and stakeholder input. This Study will pay particular attention to Alternatives developed by the Airport Noise Advisory Committee, our community and aviation stakeholder advisory committee on aircraft noise.

Our hope with this website is that you can participate in in the Part 150 Study Update by getting informed about the technical aspects surrounding aircraft noise, provide feedback on your specific aircraft noise concerns, and find ways you can interact either by attending meetings in purpose or providing your comments on this site. Your feedback will help us formulate potential recommendations.

Note that a separate study was conducted to evaluate the feasibility of the SDIA Airport Noise and Advisory Committee’s (ANAC’s) noise reduction recommendations related to reducing noise impacts outside the 65 CNEL contour. For more information on the Flight Procedure Study (Outside 65 dB CNEL contour) click here.


Airports face many challenging issues. One of these issues is the effect that aircraft noise can have on communities surrounding an airport.

A Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study is a voluntary noise exposure and land use compatibility study prepared by an airport to identify existing and potential future noise exposure, to evaluate various alternatives, and to make recommendations as to viable noise abatement/mitigation measures within the 65 db CNEL contour. For more information on CFR Part 150 Noise Compatibility Studies, see this website.

Since 1988, we have completed several revisions and updates to our Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study. The overall purpose of our study update is to reduce the number of people within the 65 db CNEL contour that are affected by significant aircraft noise levels within acceptable economic, environmental, and legal parameters. This can be achieved through both aircraft operational measures and land use measures which will be developed with community and stakeholder input. This Study will pay particular attention to Alternatives developed by the Airport Noise Advisory Committee, our community and aviation stakeholder advisory committee on aircraft noise.

Our hope with this website is that you can participate in in the Part 150 Study Update by getting informed about the technical aspects surrounding aircraft noise, provide feedback on your specific aircraft noise concerns, and find ways you can interact either by attending meetings in purpose or providing your comments on this site. Your feedback will help us formulate potential recommendations.

Note that a separate study was conducted to evaluate the feasibility of the SDIA Airport Noise and Advisory Committee’s (ANAC’s) noise reduction recommendations related to reducing noise impacts outside the 65 CNEL contour. For more information on the Flight Procedure Study (Outside 65 dB CNEL contour) click here.


  • Thank you for your interest in the SAN Noise Study. The airport encourages public participation during this process.  While comments will not receive individual responses, all comments will be reviewed by the Noise Study team and included in the public record as part of the SAN Part 150 process. 

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