Noise Compatibility Programs at GMIA
General Mitchell International Airport (GMIA) is committed to reducing the effects and exposure of aircraft noise whenever possible.
GMIA has a long-standing history of working with surrounding communities and the airlines to address aircraft noise concerns and remains dedicated to keeping aircraft noise reduction a priority. GMIA continually strives to strike the right balance between the needs of air travelers and the needs of area residents living close to flight paths.
The information below outlines some of GMIA's Community Noise Management Programs.
Updates on Airfield Projects and Flight Patterns
In 2016, the main north-south runway (1L/19R) will be closed from May through July, which means the east-west runway will be the primary commercial runway in use. Runway 13/31, which is typically used by small aircraft and business jets, will be closed for pavement rehabilitation from May through June. These projects could result in changes in aircraft operations over some neighborhoods.
The MKE Airfield Update Newsletter is intended to keep you up-to-date on changes that impact standard traffic flow and nighttime noise abatement procedures:
Contact Us / Report an Aircraft Noise Event
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Airport's Noise Program Manager via one of the following methods:
- U.S. Mail: Noise Office, GMIA, 5300 South Howell Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53207
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Noise Concern Hotline: 414-747-4677
- Report a Noise Event using an online form
GMIAs Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 150 Noise Study
In 2009, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved many of the proposed recommendations of General Mitchell International Airport's Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 150 Noise Study, which seeks to modulate the level of aircraft noise in airport-area homes.
Links to the Noise Compatibility Study:
Milwaukee County's Airport Area Noise Management Program (NMP)
A federal program managed locally by Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport, the NMP was a voluntary program that represents GMIA's commitment to reducing aircraft noise for airport neighbors. The NMP was completed in 2015.
The program assisted single and multi-family dwellings built before October 1998 and located within the noise boundary indentified by the FAA as eligible for participation.
The NMP provided sound mitigation benefits as recommended in the GMIA Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study.