PBIA Noise Abatement Chronology
This section presents a brief overview of important milestones in PBIA's Noise
County Commission Approves Plan for First Airport Noise and Mitigation Study
The Citizens Committee on Airport Noise (CCAN) is established along with the
Noise Abatement Office.
PBIA's air carrier Stage 3 fleet mix approximately 10%.
CCAN and the County Commission ban nighttime jet engine run-ups and
County Commission approves NAMS Noise Compatibility Program for implementation.
CCAN and the County Commission approve:
Stage 1 aircraft ban and 108 EPNL noise limit
Informal Runway Use Program (fan-no-fan compromise), west flow preferred at
night (taking-off to and land from the west), FAA Noise Abatement Departure
Profiles (AC 91-53)(1978).
Implement noise-based Environmental Operating (E.O.) Fees on Stage 2 and Stage
PBIA's air carrier Stage 3 fleet mix is approximately 24%.
CCAN and the County Commission approve ban on scheduled Stage 2 take-offs
between 10 PM and 7 AM.
Department of Airports installs a 15-site, Bruel and Kjaer, noise monitoring
CCAN and the County Commission approve increase in E.O. fee rates. Stage 2
operators pay a noise based fee of $2,600.00 per take-off and $260.00 per
landing between the hours of 10 PM and 7 AM, Stage 3 operators pay $20.00 for
each take-off or landing.
U.S. Congress adopts Airport Noise and Capacity Act (ANCA bans all large Stage
2 aircraft by December 31st, 1999)
PBIA's air carrier Stage 3 fleet mix is 45%
Department of Airports begins noise study update.
CCAN and the County Commission approve noise study update and adopts PBIA Stage
2 aircraft phase-out program to eliminate all Stage 2 aircraft by the earliest
feasible date. CCAN and County Commission adopt the Airport Noise and Capacity
Act's (ANCA) 1999 phase-out schedule.
PBIA adopts the FAA A/C 91-53A Close-in Community Noise Abatement Departure
Profile (NADP) and begins comprehensive analysis of profiles with cooperation
from all major carriers.
PBIA's air carrier Stage 3 fleetmix is 84%.
Upgraded Airport Noise and Operations Monitoring System (ANOMS) accepted.
CCAN and the County Commission approve quarterly cash refunds to air carriers
with high Stage 3 fleets.
CCAN and the County Commission approve Public Recognition program for air
carriers with the highest Stage 3 fleet mix.
"WENDETWO" noise abatement FMS/GPS Standard Instrument Departure (SID) is
published, but deactivated temporarily due to airspace concerns. A new
publication date is set for March 1999.
PBIA's air carrier Stage 3 fleet mix is 90%. Palm Beach County honors 7
airlines for meeting stringent Noise Reduction Goals. American, America West,
Midway, United and UPS received the PBIA Quiet Fleet Award for achieving 100%
Stage 3 fleet mix. Also recognized were US Airways and Delta Airlines, which
flew 96 and 94 percent Stage 3 respectively.
"WENDETWO" is published and available to pilots. PBIA's air carrier Stage 3
fleet mix reaches 98%.