Aircraft Noise

South of Airport Noise Mitigation Study

Aircraft noise has become a significant concern for residents near Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). The steady increase in annual operations has led to more substantial noise impacts in communities surrounding DCA. While DCA is an essential transportation asset for the region, the noise from flights into and out of DCA significantly affects the quality of life for residents, especially those living along the Potomac River in Prince George's County and surrounding jurisdictions.

In May 2023, Prince George's County partnered with Fairfax County and the City of Alexandria to embark on a comprehensive two-year airport noise study in collaboration with Vianair. This study will concentrate on the communities south of DCA and will engage impacted neighborhoods through a community survey and public outreach meetings.



Feedback collected from the study will be evaluated to develop suggestions for mitigating airplane noise. 

Complete the DCA South of Airport Community Engagement Survey

The survey will remain open for two weeks following the final community workshop meeting, tentatively planned for June.  



As the survey results are received, public meetings will be held for residents to learn more about the project and provide feedback on recommendations from Vianair. 

Stay tuned for upcoming meeting announcements!

Details about this study are available on the project website at

You may also email the project team at



Additionally, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) voluntarily launched an interactive Community Complaint Dashboard to facilitate access to noise complaint data. 

To submit a complaint and read more on noise information, visit the DCA Reagan National website.