Noise Abatement history at SBA
The SBA Noise Abatement Committee was established in 1978 under the direction of then Airport Director, Patrick R. Murphy. The committee's first meeting was held in January 1979 and included representatives from the Airport Department, FAA, Goleta Chamber, County of Santa Barbara, UCSB, the airlines, Air Transport Association, Santa Barbara Pilots' Association and the fixed base operators.
Noise Program Highlights
1988 - United Airlines introduces Stage III "quiet aircraft" to Santa Barbara.
1989 - FAA approves Santa Barbara Airport Noise Exposure Maps & the Noise Compatibility Program.
1992 - Remote noise monitoring system is installed.
1998 - New state-of-the-art computerized noise monitoring system, the first of its kind in the US is installed.
2001 - Airport begins update to its FAR Part 150 Noise Compatibility Program.
Airport Operations Manager Tracy Lincoln can answer your questions regarding the Noise Abatement Program and the Part 150 Study: 805.692.6025
Noise Abatement Hotline Number for registering a complaint: 805.967.1900 (24 hours)
A copy of the AIRPORT NOISE AND LAND USE COMPATIBILITY PLAN UPDATE can be viewed at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Airport Administration Office 601 Firestone Rd, Santa Barbara CA. 93117;
Santa Barbara Main Library, 40 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA. 93101;
Goleta Branch Library 500 N. Fairview Avenue, Goleta CA. 93117.
What good does it do to call-in or complete an online noise complaint form when the noise abatement program is voluntary?
Pilot education is a major part of our noise
abatement program and the complaints assist the Airport in this effort. The complaints are compiled into a monthly report which allows the Airport to see trends which assist staff in enhancing the education program. The program includes mass mailings and individual contact with pilots.
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