Part 161 Study

Schedule/ Project Status

LAWA has identified the following completed major project milestones with completion dates. Future project mile stones and the approximate dates when they will occur will be posted on this page once they are determined.

Additional detail will be added as the project progresses.


 December 2011  Text of draft ordinance prepared/submitted for LAWA review
 August 2, 2012  Finalize fleet forecasts for 2013 and 2018 and submit to FAA for review
 September 24, 2012  FAA approves use 2013 and 2018 fleet forecasts and approved their use for the LAX Part 161 Study
 September 2012  Complete sleep disturbance and benefit/cost analyses
 October 2012  Draft of Part 161 document for public release received by LAWA for review
 November 1, 2012  Notice of Proposed Restriction released, public review period opened
 November 13, 2012  Public workshop held at the Flight Path Learning Center at LAX
 November 14, 2012  Study findings presented to LAX/Community Noise Roundtable
 December 17, 2012  Public comment period closed
 December 31, 2012  Final draft of 161 document received by LAWA for review
 January 29, 2013  Application submitted to FAA for determination
 March 1 and 15, 2013  FAA notified LAWA the application is incomplete
 March 28, 2013  LAWA notified FAA of its intent to revise and resubmit the application
 July 2, 2013  LAWA submitted Application Supplement to the FAA
 August 2, 2013  FAA notified LAWA that the Application Supplement was incomplete
 August 21, 2013  LAWA notified FAA of its intent to revise and resubmit the Application Supplement
 May 9, 2014  LAWA submitted revised Application to FAA
 June 10, 2014  FAA determined that the LAX Part 161 application is complete
 November 7, 2014  FAA issued a decision to disapprove the LAX Part 161 application


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