What does the airport do to mitigate aircraft noise in the community?

Though Paine Field’s operations department’s top concentration is on airfield safety and adherence with FAA regulation, we take great efforts to be a good neighbor to the surrounding communities. All noise inquiries are recorded in a comprehensive database, investigated using both radar tracks and radio monitoring, and responded to in a timely manner. The airport imposes several voluntary noise abatement practices including recommended arrival and departure procedures, operational curfews for large jet traffic and training aircraft, and an augmented traffic pattern for late night and early morning propeller aircraft operations. The airport also focuses on pilot and airfield tenant noise abatement education, including monthly noise reports generated specifically for each major airfield tenant.

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1. What is Paine Field’s airport configuration?
2. What determines runway use and the direction aircraft arrive and depart the airport?
3. Why is Paine Field so close to residential neighborhoods?
4. When does the airport close?
5. Does Paine Field monitor noise levels?
6. How is aircraft noise measured?
7. Do aircraft have to comply with local city, county and state noise ordinances?
8. What does the airport do to mitigate aircraft noise in the community?
9. Can the airport restrict certain aircraft from using the airfield?
10. Who controls what flight path jet aircraft fly and at what altitude?
11. Why do aircraft arrive and depart at night and in the early morning, isn’t there a curfew?
12. What is the minimum altitude an aircraft can fly over my residence?
13. Who do I contact if I have an inquiry regarding Paine Field noise or flight operations?