Roles and Responsibilities


Air Traffic Control

The Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Control Tower and approach control are responsible for the safe movement of aircraft both in the air and on the ground. Runway assignments, headings, altitudes and other directions to pilots are assigned only by air traffic controllers. Safety is the number one consideration of the Federal Aviation Administration. The safe operation of aircraft in the national airspace system will always supersede noise abatement procedures.

CVG Airport Management

CVG Airport staff manages the airport’s noise abatement programs. The role of the noise abatement staff is to record and investigate noise complaints, monitor flight procedures, and act as an informational resource. CVG provides community outreach, engages with local leaders, and builds awareness and understanding about the airport’s role in the community.

Residents and Prospective Residents

The residents in areas surrounding an airport should seek to understand community aircraft operations and be aware of what procedures can and cannot be taken to minimize the effect of aircraft noise. Individual and community responses to aircraft noise differ substantially and, for some individuals, a reduced level of noise may not eliminate the annoyance or irritation. Prospective residents should investigate the location of airports to determine the potential effect on their individual quality of life and make decisions accordingly.