Airplane Noise

LAX Advisories:

MAY 1 - 3, 2017 12 AM – 6:30 AM  

LAX will temporarily deviate from Over-Ocean Operations for three nights (12 AM – 6:30 AM) on Monday, May 1st through Wednesday, May 3rd due to the closure of both runways on the south complex. The south inboard runway 25R/7L is currently closed for ongoing Runway Safety Area construction through May 25, 2017.  In addition to this ongoing inboard runway closure, the south outboard runway 25L/7R is scheduled to close during these three nights, May 1-3, for routine maintenance.

Whenever possible, the FAA transitions LAX air traffic flow to Over-Ocean Operations from 12 AM to 6:30 AM, wherein aircraft arrive and depart over the ocean to minimize noise disturbance to the communities directly east of the airport. During this traffic flow, the south runway complex is utilized primarily for departures while the north runway complex is utilized primarily for arrivals. 

With both runways closed on the south complex, the FAA will need to deviate temporarily from Over-Ocean Operations, maintain air traffic in Westerly Operations, and direct all aircraft operations to the north runway complex during these three nights. As a result, persons living near the airport may notice a change in aircraft flight activity and associated noise.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this temporary situation.


LAX will temporarily close the south inboard runway 25R/7L for 36 days from April 20, 2017 through May 25, 2017 for Runway Safety Area (RSA) construction. The RSA is intended to provide an extra margin of safety for landing and departing aircraft. 

During the closure of the south inboard runway, more aircraft are expected to use the south outboard runway (25L/7R) for both departure and arrival operations, while 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. 

Persons living near LAX may notice a change in aircraft flight activity and noise during this temporary runway closure. Thank you for your understanding and patience.



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: