Airplane Noise


Schedule of Upcoming Runway Closures - None

Update October 1, 2019: The FAA has completed the scheduled flight checks at LAX as of this morning. No additional flight checks are required for the remainder of this week.

Over-Ocean Operations is expected to recommence from 12 AM to 6:30 AM if weather and other operational conditions permit.

Original notification below:



September 30 to October 3, 2019

1 AM – 5 AM

Next week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to conduct flight checks to test the navigational equipment at LAX to ensure proper operation. Theses flight checks will require the FAA to transition LAX’s air traffic flow to Easterly Operations for 4 nights from 1 AM to 5 AM starting Monday, September 30th through Thursday, October 3rd.

During these 4 nights, LAX will remain in Westerly Operations until 1 AM and then transition to Easterly Operations from 1 AM to 5 AM. Thereafter, LAX will utilize Over-Ocean Operations from 5 AM until 6:30 AM if conditions permit.

Residents may notice a temporary change in aircraft flight activity and noise during the 1 AM to 5 AM period on these nights as the traffic flow, Easterly Operations, will direct aircraft to arrive and depart eastbound.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this special circumstance.

Expected Traffic Flow during Flight Checks

Easterly Operations

1 AM – 5 AM

      Expected Nightime

LAX Noise Management Webpage Offers New Feature on Email Notifications

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 

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 2017 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. IMG_3293

FAA SoCal Metroplex Public Information Workshop Held in Monterey Park

IMG_3285The 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).       Person at a table

FAA SoCal Metroplex Community Engagement

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a Finding of No Significant Impact and (FONSI) RecoPerson looking at a diagramrd 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 2016

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 (PPT) slides can be viewed.      

Low Flying Aircraft

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

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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 (PDF) 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.