Airplane Noise

LAX Advisories:



March 19 - 21, 2018

12 AM – 6:30 AM

LAX will temporarily deviate from Over-Ocean Operations for three nights (12 AM – 6:30 AM) on Monday, March 19 through Wednesday, March 21 due to the closure of both runways on the south complex. The south outboard runway 25L/7R will be closed during these three nights for maintenance, while the south inboard runway 25R/7L is currently closed ( see previous notice) through May 11th for runway reconstruction.

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 mainly for 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 two nights. As a result, persons living near the airport may notice a change in aircraft flight activity and associated noise.



An Update from Trevor Daley

Dear Friends, 

You may have heard or read about a change to Over-Ocean Operations at LAX for several nights this week, and we wanted to reach out and tell the community why this situation is necessary.

Normally, unless weather or other operational conditions dictate otherwise, flights will arrive and depart over the ocean between midnight and 6:30 a.m. Unfortunately, right now, we’re facing one of those operational conditions situations, as one of the runways on the south side of the airport is closed for resurfacing.

At the same time this resurfacing is occurring, this week, overnight maintenance work is needed on the other runway south of the airport. This requires us to move all flight operations to the north side during that period.

We understand that this shift in traffic patterns can be disruptive to our neighbors, but are necessary for airport safety and maintenance. We will continue to place notices on Twitter and through other communications to notify communities when deviations from Over-Ocean Operations are necessary.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns. I appreciate your patience and support as we complete this work.

All the best,


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.