Airplane Noise

LAX Advisories:
Reopens in Shortened Configuration May 25, 2017 – August 18, 2017 

The South Complex Inboard Runway 25R/7L is scheduled to reopen on May 25, 2017 at approximately 3 pm after being closed for 36 days to accommodate Runway Safety Area (RSA) construction. Additional RSA work is still being performed after the reopening, requiring Runway 25R/7L to be in a shortened configuration from May 25, 2017 through August 18, 2017. Thereafter, the RSA construction on Runway 25R/7L will be complete and the runway will be available in full-length configuration.  

The reopening of Runway 25R/7L in a shortened configuration will allow LAX to utilize all four runways for departure and arrival operations. The shortened runway will accommodate most aircraft operations, but certain heavy aircraft operating long-range flights may not able to depart on the shortened runway and may need to use alternative runways, such as the south outboard runway 25L/7R or the north inboard runway 24L/6R, for departures.

LAX will continue to conduct Over-Ocean Operations between 12 AM and 6:30 AM during this period as weather and operational conditions permit.


LAX will temporarily close the south inboard runway (25R/7L) for 5 hours each night (1 AM – 6 AM) from Monday, August 14 through Friday, August 18,  and for 54 hours starting Saturday, August 19 at 1 AM through Monday, August 21 at 7 AM. This closure is required to finish the Runway Safety Area (RSA) construction. Thereafter, the RSA construction will be complete and the runway will be available in full-length configuration.

Persons living near LAX may notice a change in aircraft flight activity and noise during  the closure of the south inboard runway as more aircraft are expected to use the south outboard runway (25L/7R) for both departure and arrival operations. In addition, some operations are expected to shift from the south to north runway complex.

LAX will continue to conduct Over-Ocean Operations between 12 AM and 6:30 AM during the closure, as weather and operational conditions permit.


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 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. 

Upcoming Roundtable Meetings: 
  • TBD. Please check back later.
Past Roundtable Meetings: