Being a good neighbor is important to everyone at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, so we continue to work with the community to assess how noise from the airport is affecting the area. In 2011 the Buffalo Niagara International Airport completed the voluntary five year Update to the Airport Noise Compatibility Study (Part 150 Study).
The Federal Aviation Regulation Part 150 Study establishes a standard method airport operators can use to analyze the noise created by airport operations. It also creates guidelines for acceptable noise abatement, including aviation and land-use remedies. The Buffalo Niagara International Airport study examines existing noise conditions and projected noise issues for a five-year period, identifying what effect noise has on those who live and work around the airport and recommend appropriate mitigation and schedules.
The Quieter Home Program was the result of the Part 150 Study. The Airport received federal grant funding for this program. The Quieter Home Program examined and contacted ALL eligible homes/parcels based on FAA standards. This program helped mitigate noise for over 1,100 homes, and over 2,600 residents. As of 2016 the program has been completed, and at this time there is no additional federal funding for any further noise mitigation programs.
For more information on this program, call 716-630-6133
To review the Final Updated Part 150 Study Report click on: Buffalo Niagara International Airport Noise Exposure Map 5- year update
To review the 2013 Noise Exposure Map click here
FAA Part 150 Determinations and Noise Compatibility Procedures for BNIA
Specific details about noise compatibility studies in general can be found in Part 150 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 150) available from the FAA and can be viewed at http://www.aee.faa.gov/Noise/LUPItoolkit1.htm.
To report Noise Complaints electronically please click fill out this form: