Centennial Airport Noise Monitoring

Environmental noise, broadly defined as noise caused by transport, industrial and recreational activities, is generally present in some form in all areas of human activity. The problems arise when these levels reach points that negatively impact one’s quality of life.

As a result of a $1.4 million investment in 2013 and collaborative effort between CACNR and Centennial Airport, strategically placed pole-mounted noise monitors were placed in various locations in Arapahoe and Douglas counties. The noise monitors continue to provide local officials with a more accurate picture than ever before of the aural disturbances in various communities.

The data gathered from the noise monitors is used to evaluate noise abatement methods and to develop aircraft departure and arrival procedures that minimize the impact of aircraft noise based upon altitude, flight path and time of day.

Centennial Airport Noise Monitor Map

Track and Report Centennial Aircraft Noise

Track and Report Centennial Aircraft Noise While the Centennial Airport Noise Roundtable and Centennial Airport work collaboratively on noise mitigation, residents in surrounding communities may still experience louder than normal noise when pilots and/or students are not aware of defined noise sensitive areas.

In order to assist us in addressing excessive noise issues that will hopefully result in positive change, you can track flight activity through Webtrak, file a report online or by phone.

Centennial Airport Noise
Tracking and Reporting

Noise Hotline

For your convenience, Noise Complaints may also be logged via the automated voice mail system.

Phone: 303-790-4709

Flight Standards District Office

If you have any general SAFETY concerns in relation to low-flying aircraft and do not have the tail number of the aircraft, you may report your inquiry to the Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) by phone or on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) website.

Phone: 1-800-847-3803


National Organization to Insure a Sound Controlled Environment

N.O.I.S.E. is an excellent resource for the Centennial Airport Community Noise Roundtable, assisting them with the draft Memorandum of Understanding, funding structure documents and sources of CACNR funding.


At N.O.I.S.E., we’ve served for 40 years as America’s only nation-wide, community based association composed of local elected officials representing millions of Americans across the country, committed to reducing the impact of aviation noise on local communities.


We are committed to reducing the impact of aviation noise on local communities by partnering with communities to join and inject the concerns of their constituents into the national debate on airport expansion and other issues relating to the effects of aviation noise.

Noise Resources

Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell’s Semi-annual Airport Law Digest identifies and provides access to nearly 120 cases, rules, policies, studies, and articles on the legal and regulatory aspects of airport operations and development. The Digest is a valuable resource for the latest developments in airport law.

Noise 101

Noise 101 is a guide to the components of an airport and its surrounding communities – how they complement one another, how they work together and how they address issues that arise.

The Noise 101 Guide addressed the physical facility, legal guidelines, impact studies, glossary of terms and land use guidelines, all components that a Noise Roundtable uses to guide their noise mitigation process.

Noise 101   |   Noise Laws and Regulations

Centennial Airport Part 150 Study   |   Land Use Guidelines

Photo courtesy of Centennial Airport Photo

Photo courtesy of Centennial Airport Photo

Noise Abatement Guidelines

The Noise Abatement Guideline brochure was developed for pilots as a reference to quiet flight and operating procedures.The brochures are distributed to pilots, flight schools and air traffic controllers, containing information on preferred runways and fight tracks which route traffic over the least populated areas. These are vetted suggestions for a program that does remain voluntary.

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