Voluntary Noise Program

Voluntary Noise Program

Dallas Love Field (DAL) is located in a noise-sensitive area of the city near residential neighborhoods, which are essential in their role of providing economic, social and cultural stability for the City. It is important that the airport be operated in a manner that allows it to fulfill its vital role of attracting business to Dallas, while protecting and preserving the quality of life in the surrounding neighborhoods.

In order to balance these needs, the City of Dallas has adopted policies, which not only recognize Love Field's importance to the Dallas community but also establish the Voluntary Noise Program.

  • Nighttime Preferential Runway (RWY 13R/31L) for all jet aircraft and any aircraft weighing over 12,500 pounds, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

  • Noise abatement departure procedure (Trinity Departure) for night operations on Runway 13R for all turbojet aircraft and aircraft weighing over 12,500 pounds.

  • Prohibition on aircraft engine maintenance run-ups between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a.m. Expanded to a voluntary moratorium between 10:00 p.m. and midnight.

  • Commitment from airlines to use their optimal take-off profile.

Pilots are instructed to observe all ATC instructions. At no time is operational safety to be compromised.