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Noise and Flight Paths

Aircraft Noise and Flight Paths

The City of Phoenix Aviation Department operates the Phoenix Airport System, which consists of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), Deer Valley Airport (DVT), and Goodyear Airport (GYR). The Department serves as the primary liaison between the community, airlines, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding aircraft overflight activity and noise concerns. While the authority to control aircraft in flight and on the ground lies exclusively with the FAA, the airlines control the number of flights and flight schedules.

The Department collects aircraft noise and flight operations data to analyze, advise and assist the community with up-to-date information. Additionally, the Department manages noise concerns received from residents through a variety of services, including the noise hotline, PlaneNoise smartphone app, PublicVue flight tracker, and the Department’s website complaint form.

The following links provide additional information and a variety of community resources.

File a Concern

Submit a noise concern or question online, over the phone, or through the Plane Noise app.

Submit A Comment

Interested in Receiving Flight Path Updates?

Email and request to be notified with new updates.

FAA Flight Path Study - 2022

The FAA launched a study of potential changes to arrival and departure flight paths serving PHX.


View monthly and annual aircraft noise monitoring and flight operations data.

Flight Tracking

Track flight information and submit a noise concern through the flight tracking system PublicVue.

Historical Data

Access historical data about Phoenix Sky Harbor.

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