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Airport Noise

Post Date:01/10/2020 3:45 PM

From time to time, the City receives noise complaints from residents regarding air traffic operations in the area. In the event residents would like to notify authorities of noise complaints, please utilize the information below for airport noise stemming from Los Angeles International Airport and Hawthorne Airport.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Airport Noise

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) operates a noise and aircraft monitoring system in neighboring communities. They also maintain a 24-hour Aircraft Noise Complaint Response Office that utilizes the community noise hotline to identify problems as they emerge and to inform and assist community members. To report noise complaints, call LAX’s hotline at (424) 64-NOISE (424) 646-6473 or visit the LAX Noise Management website. For information on the modernizing efforts by LAX, view their Connecting LAX page.

Hawthorne Airport Noise

Hawthorne Airport (HHR) also maintains an Aircraft Noise Complaint hotline. To report noise complaints, call Hawthorne's Airport Noise Hotline at (424) 307-1810, or email. You can also visit the City of Hawthorne Airport website for more information on Hawthorne’s airport activities or submit a noise complaint online.

Councilmember Richard Montgomery is the City Council appointed Airport Liaison. He may be reached via email and can further assist in addressing and forwarding community concerns to both the LAX Airport and Hawthorne Airport representatives.

Runway Closures with Noise Impacts

Los Angeles World Airports has provided a schedule of runway closure activity for December 2019 through January 2020 that may temporarily affect residential areas due to aircraft noise. 

The following table provides a schedule about the specific change in aircraft operations associated with each runway closure, please click on the hyperlink below in the last column.




Time Period

Reason for Closure

Anticipated Change in Aircraft Operations

12/9 -12/11

12/23, 12/24, & 12/26

1/6 -1/8

1/21 -1/23

South Outboard Runway25L/07R

12:30 AM – 6:30 AM


Potential Delay in Commencing Over-Ocean Operations



North InboardRunway 24L/06R

12:30 AM – 6:30 AM


Increase in outboard runway operations on North Complex and some shift of operations from North to South Complex




12/13 1 AM – 6:30 AM

12/14 1 AM – 6 PM


Increase in outboard runway operations on South Complex and some shift of operations from South to North Complex




1 AM – 6 PM


Change of runway for arrivals on South Complex and some shift of operations from South to North Complex


EASTERLY OPERATIONS - January 13 – 15, 2020

Expected Nightime

Next week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to conduct flight checks to test the navigational equipment at LAX to ensure proper operation. These flight checks will require the FAA to transition LAX’s air traffic flow to Easterly Operations for 3 days during late night/early morning hours as follows: 

  • On Monday and Tuesday, January 13th & 14th, LAX plans to conduct Easterly Operations from 12 AM to 4 AM and then transition to Over-Ocean Operations from 4 AM to 6:30 AM. 
  • On Wednesday, January 15th, LAX plans to conduct Over-Ocean Operations from 12 AM to 5 AM and then transition to Easterly Operations from 5 AM to 8 AM.

Residents may notice a temporary change in aircraft flight activity and noise during these time periods as the traffic flow, Easterly Operations, will direct aircraft to arrive and depart eastbound.

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