Workshops will provide overview of the study and basic information about aircraft noise


The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority held two public workshops regarding the Washington Dulles International Airport Aircraft noise contour map update. These workshops provided an overview of the study, including airfield plans, existing airport operations and basic information regarding aircraft noise and noise modeling standards.  The dates and location for these Workshops were:

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - Click here for the 2 written comments received on June 27. (New as of 8/13/18)
6 – 8 p.m.
Washington Dulles International Airport Office Building
45045 Aviation Drive, Sterling VA
2nd Floor Conference Room
Free parking available in front of the building

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - Click here for the 7 written comments received on June 27. (New as of 8/13/18)
6 – 8 p.m.
Rock Ridge High School Cafeteria
43460 Loudoun Reserve Drive, Ashburn, VA
Free parking available in the front and rear of building

As a result of these meetings, the following Commnets have been summarized and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions have been created. 

A noise contour map update for Dulles International will help guide local land use planning in the immediate geographic vicinity of the airport. The maps are an update to contours prepared in 1993 that serve as the basis for the Loudoun and Fairfax counties' Airport Impact Overlay Districts zoning.  This helps ensure compatible land uses surrounding the airport. Public workshops include an opportunity to visit with subject matter experts involved in the effort.  

The Airports Authority formed a Local Jurisdictional Stakeholder Group in 2018, comprised of Airports Authority interdisciplinary staff, appointed professional technical staff from local governments (including Fairfax County, the Town of Herndon and Loudoun County), an airline partners' representative and key Federal Aviation Administration officials, whose participation is essential to the success of this effort. 

Individuals are welcome to submit questions and comments during these workshops, or at any time online until the conclusion of this process in early 2019.

About the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority operates the U.S. Capital Region’s gateways to the nation and the world, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport, as well as the Dulles Airport Access Highway, the Dulles Toll Road and construction of the Silver Line project, a 23-mile extension of the Metrorail public transit system through northern Virginia. A record 46.6 million passengers passed through the two airports in 2017.