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Reports on Aircraft Noise and Mitigation



The City of Tempe keeps record of concerns raised in complaints to the city about aircraft noise,  how the departure traffic complies with the noise mitigation procedures that are implemented for the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport under the 1994 Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Tempe and the City of Phoenix, and the noise levels registered at eight fixed airport noise monitoring sites in north Tempe.

The City of Tempe noise reports compare how jets and large turboprop aircraft that use Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport comply with with the noise mitigation instrument departure procedure, the 4-DME SID, for east jet departures , and the effort by air traffic control at the airport to equalized day and night time departures east and west over a 12 month period.

The measurement used in Tempe reports for the departures noise abatement area in north Tempe consists of imaginary violation gates set up in the airport's Noise & Operations Management System.

Link:  General noise certification  data for some of the jet airliners serving the airport (PDF).

Quarterly East Compliance Reports: First quarter 2020 (PDF).

Annual Compliance Reports: 2019, (PDF), 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF), 2008 (PDF), 2007 (PDF), 2006 (PDF), 2005 (PDF).