Aircraft Noise Mitigation Study Is Underway

Aircraft Noise Mitigation Study Is Underway

Arlington County, Va. and Montgomery County, Md. have jointly funded a study to identify, evaluate and propose ways to reduce aviation noise in communities north of Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). The study will be conducted by ABCx2, who will provide technical resources to elected officials, staff, and the North of Airport Committee of the DCA Community Working Group.

The North of Airport Committee is made up of representatives of Montgomery County, Arlington County, Fairfax County and Washington, D.C. Feedback from members of these communities is sought as the team develops guiding principles by which future proposals will be measured.

Please Note: Helicopter noise is not part of the scope of work for this study. In addition, any flight procedures proposed to the FAA must meet flyability and safety design criteria and be endorsed by the DCA Community Working Group.

For more information and updates on the Aircraft Noise Mitigation Study, visit the NOWGEN-DCA Project site, Aircraft Noise Updates, or email

Arlington County and Montgomery County, along with the study team, want to hear from you.

A recording of last week's Airplane Noise Virtual Community Conversation & Aircraft Noise Mitigation Study Kickoff is on YouTube, and find the presentation slides on the NOWGEN site.

The online engagement component of the Aircraft Mitigation Study is now live and will be open until Sept. 21.

Give your feedback here.