BTV Noise Monitoring and Flight Tracking System
As part of our commitment to community outreach regarding operations at the Burlington International Airport, we have installed a noise monitoring and flight tracking system. The community can now access aircraft flight tracks and associated noise levels at our three noise monitoring sites by using this tool.
Designed to increase understanding about BTV overflights, the Portal allows you to watch time-delayed movement of aircraft in transit around the region. Please note that there are limitations to the Portal’s software. Please note not all operations will be visible with this software. Some military operations will not appear per federal requirements.
Noise monitors have been installed in the cities of South Burlington, Winooski. The Williston site location is under construction and will be operational by November 2021.
Flight Tracking and Noise Monitoring Press Release Press Release (PDF, <1MB)
Burlington International Airport Sound Mitigation Program
For over 30 years, the Burlington International Airport (BTV) has been committed to participating in the voluntary Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sponsored Part 150 program. Part 150 assesses and quantifies noise impacts from aircraft noise and develops a Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) which will minimize those impacts. The approved NCP allows BTV to access grant funds to implement the approved program.
The Noise Exposure Maps for 2018 and 2023 were submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration on September 24, 2019. A copy of that document can be found HERE. The Federal Aviation Administration determined the Noise Exposure Map to be in compliance with federal requirements effective September 26, 2019.
The Noise Compatibility Program for 2018 and 2023 NEMs were submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA issued their Record of Approval on August 27, 2020. A copy of the Record of Approval can be found HERE.
The Airport is developing a noise mitigation implementation plan that complies with the NCP Record of Approval. The Sound Committee will be assisting the Airport in developing the final plan. A virtual Sound Committee meeting is scheduled for October 6, 2020, at 5 pm. Details for attending the meeting will be made available soon.
For questions or concerns about the Vermont Air National Guard operations, please contact them directly at: https://www.158fw.ang.af.mil/158FW_CONTACTS/ Or via phone at 802-660-5379 (New Phone Number). VTANG recently send this LETTER to the Burlington City Council.
Federal Aviation Administration’s Neighborhood Environmental Survey
As part of the FAA’s ongoing research program on aircraft noise, the FAA conducted a nationwide survey regarding annoyance related to aircraft noise. Information regarding the Neighborhood Environmental Survey (NES) and the report can be found here: https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/policy_guidance/noise/survey/