Noise Control Program


On December 16, 1981, the Dallas City Council officially adopted the Dallas Love Field Noise Control Program after an extensive and detailed evaluation of the noise impact of aircraft operations at the airport. Working with consultants, the City of Dallas together with neighborhood representatives, aviation industry leaders, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials developed and implemented a voluntary program to responsibly address the noise issue and effectively reduce the adverse impact of aircraft operations at Love Field. Each year since 1981, noise contours have been developed to track the progress of the program.

Program Measures

The most effective measures in the program include:

  • Nighttime Preferential Runway for turbojet aircraft and aircraft weighing over 12,500 pounds
  • Trinity Departure for Night Operations on Runway 13R for turbo jet aircraft and aircraft weighing over 12,500 pounds, when air traffic flow is to the South
  • Established Channelization Tracks and Altitude Restrictions for Helicopters

Other measures include:

  • Requesting all departing aircraft to use optimal take-off profile for noise abatement purposes
  • A prohibition from midnight to 6 a.m. on all maintenance run-ups
  • Requesting that all aircraft execute rolling take-offs when practicable
  • Prohibition against training flights between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
  • Turbojet arrival flight tracks