The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority recognizes that neighborhoods surrounding San Diego International Airport are affected by noise from aircraft operations. An Airport Noise Advisory Committee (ANAC) (Committee), consisting of individuals from various organizations, residential areas, and professional associations, was formed in 1981 under the San Diego Unified Port District, previous operator of San Diego International Airport. The Airport Noise Advisory Committee is formally adopted as Airport Authority Policy 9.20.
The Committee, composed of 13 voting members, provides a forum for collaborative discussion of airport noise issues and other related matters. Committee members represent the following agencies, industries, or interested groups:
Airline Pilot, General Community Member within the 65 decibel Community Noise Equivalent Contours, General Community Member from a legitimate community group, City of San Diego, County of San Diego, Greater Golden Hill Planning Board, Downtown Community Planning Council, Military (Marine Corps Recruit Depot), Midway/Pacific Highway Community Planning Group, Ocean Beach Planning Board, Peninsula Community Planning Board, Uptown Planners, & the Mission Beach Precise Planning Board.
Additionally, a number of ex-officio (non-voting) members also sit on the Committee. Ex-officio members represent the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the United States Congress, the State of California Legislature, County of San Diego Board of Supervisors, City of San Diego City Council, an Active Airline Representative, & an Acoustician.
The Airport Noise Mitigation staff provides primary staff support for the Committee, and there is a meeting facilitator to run the meetings.
Among many things, the Committee makes recommendations to the Airport Authority Board regarding:
In order to facilitate a further discussion on specific aircraft noise concerns, and to provide an opportunity for members of the community to have a dialogue with industry stakeholders on aircraft noise concerns, a subcommittee will be created. Voting members of the ANAC will nominate a member to chair subcommittee meetings and provide updates on the subcommittee at the ANAC meetings.
To allow members of the community that may not serve on the ANAC to be part of this dialogue, community residents that are interested in serving on the Subcommittee can submit an application to the President/CEO. To help ensure that the subcommittee is effective, there will be no more than 15 members and the term of the subcommittee members will be one year. Even though this is a public application process, the criteria used to select members will based on those community members most impacted by the current noise concerns.
The subcommittee meetings can occur as frequently as monthly.
Airport Noise Advisory Committee (ANAC) Meetings
The Airport Authority Board recognizes that neighborhoods surrounding San Diego International Airport are affected by noise from aircraft operations. San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Code 9.40, Airport Use Regulations at San Diego International Airport, contains certain time of day operational restrictions (curfew). The Code includes a mechanism for levying administrative penalties against operators who violate the Airport Use Regulations.
A Curfew Violation Review Panel (CVRP) evaluates and enforces compliance with the Airport Use Regulations, Time of Day Restrictions (curfew), and makes recommendations for the disposition of these incidents.
The Committee is composed of Airport Authority employees and consists of three members (or his/her designated representatives):
Curfew Violation Review Panel Meetings
The Curfew Violation Review Panel (CVRP) meetings are scheduled for the first Wednesday of the months of February, April, June, August, October and December. The violations evaluated are those which occurred since the last meeting. The agenda for the upcoming meetings will be published approximately five days before the scheduled meeting date. To review what has occurred at previous CVRP meetings, please click on the link below. For directions to the meeting, or if you have any questions, please call (619) 400-2789.
Curfew Violation Review Panel (CVRP) Meetings
Airlines may be fined for violation of these policies. The Curfew Violation Panel (CVRP) evaluates and enforces compliance with Airport Use Regulations, Time of Day Restrictions (curfew) and makes recommendations for the disposition of these incidents.
Additionally, a multiplier may be added to reflect the multiple number of violations during the previous compliance period. After the 3rd (or more) offense, the operating privileges of any operator may be terminated, or limited, on such terms and conditions, and for such period of time, as the Authority Board determines is appropriate.
The purpose of the San Diego International Airport’s (SAN) Fly Quiet Program is to encourage commercial operators to operate as quietly as possible in the San Diego area by acknowledging those operators that attempt to follow the noise abatement goals of the airport. The program creates a participatory atmosphere of the operators working with the airport and community to actively reduce noise by grading an operator’s performance and by making the scores available to the public. The Fly Quiet Program offers a dynamic venue for reviewing noise abatement initiatives by praising and publicizing active participation rather than a system that admonishes violations from essentially voluntary procedures.
Currently, the Fly Quiet Program scores commercial operators on the three most commonly voiced concerns from residents surrounding the airport, curfew violations, early turns and fleet noise quality. The higher the score, the quieter the operator is flying in and out of SAN.
SAN has an existing curfew violations system in place as part of the Airport Use Regulations that may result in a monetary fine if an operator violates the curfew. An operator that does not log any curfew violations during the time period is automatically assigned a score of 10 points. If the Airport’s Curfew Violation Review Panel determines that a flight violated curfew and will be penalized, the score will be adjusted by subtracting 2 points. If the Airport’s Curfew Violation Review Panel determines that a flight violated curfew and will not be penalized, the score will be adjusted by subtracting 1 point. Additionally, 1 point will be added to any operators score that cancelled a flight in order to avoid violating curfew.
Aircraft departing SAN using Runway 27 are asked to fly runway heading until reaching a defined distance, in an attempt to keep aircraft from making extraneous noise, over residential areas, while turning. These areas are defined as the FAA Noise Dots. A corridor was established based on the FAA Noise Dots and departing aircraft that do not pass through that corridor, regardless of the time of day, are defined as turning early. An operator that does not log any early turns during the time period is automatically assigned a score of 10 points. If an operator conducts an early turn within 1,500 feet from any noise dot, the score will be adjusted by subtracting 0.5 points per instance. If the an operator conducts an early turn greater than 1,500 feet from any noise dot, the score will be adjusted by subtracting 1 point per instance.
Fleet Noise Quality:
The Fleet (or type of aircraft an operator uses) Noise Quality score evaluates the noise contribution of each operator’s fleet as it actually operates at SAN. Operators generally own a variety of aircraft types and schedule them according to both operational and marketing considerations. The Fly Quiet Program assigns a higher rating or grade to operators operating quieter, new generation aircraft, while operators operating older, louder technology aircraft would rate lower. The goal of this measurement is to fairly compare operators – not just by the fleet they own, but by the frequency that they schedule and fly particular aircraft into SAN.
The method used here bases an operator’s Fleet Noise Quality Rating on established by the FAA’s 14 CFR Part 36 noise certification data. For each aircraft type, Part 36 specifies allowable noise levels at three measurement locations: approach, departure, and sideline. Part 36 allowable noise limits increase with weight, so that larger aircraft, serving more passengers, are not penalized as compared to smaller types. The rating method for the Fleet Noise Quality rating totals the difference between each aircraft’s certified noise levels at all three measuring points and the Stage 3 standard for that weight and number of engines. Aircraft with the greatest number of decibels below Stage 3 threshold are rated the best. Similar to and consistent with Part 36, the Fleet Noise Quality Rating allows for higher noise levels for larger aircraft. It is important to credit larger aircraft serving more passengers, because they offer more air service in fewer flights and less total noise than multiple operations in smaller aircraft types.
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ANAC Meeting Location
Portuguese Hall - 2818 Avenida De Portugal, San Diego, CA 92106
ANAC Meetings & Agendas
February 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM
April 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM
June 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM
August 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM
October 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM
December 5, 2018 at 2:00 PM
CVRP Meeting Location
2nd floor Orville Wright Conference Room
3225 N. Harbor Drive, Administrative Offices
San Diego, CA 92101
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