Long Beach, CA
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File #: 06-1345    Version: 1 Name: PW - Airport activities report
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/13/2006 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/19/2006 Final action: 12/19/2006
Title: Recommendation to receive and file the Airport activities report. (District 5)
Sponsors: Public Works
Indexes: Report
Attachments: 1. 121906-R-41sr&att
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Recommendation to receive and file the Airport activities report.
(District 5)

DISCUSSION
Included is the Monthly Airport Activity Report for October 2006.

Airport Passenger, General Aviation (GA) and Cargo Activity - The Monthly Airport Activity Report provides monthly and year-to-date statistics for airline passengers (total and enplaned), aircraft operations by user category, and cargo carrier tonnage. Total passenger counts through October were 2,318,606 compared to last year's 2,561,363, a decrease of 9.5%. The decrease in total passengers is attributed primarily to the discontinuance of service by American Airlines. GA operations, year-to-date, compared to last year are up 4.4%, (284,575 operations vs. 272,555). Cargo volumes, year-to-date, are down 8.0% (41,803 tons vs. 45,419).

Noise Activity - The Monthly Airport Noise Statistics Report includes four separate reports with current month and year-to-date totals. The four reports are as follows:

· Noise Cqmplaints - Summarizes noise complaint information for commercial (which includes cargo carriers), GA, and other operations.
· Noise Complaint Plot Map - Identifies the origin of the complaint.
· Commercial Late Night Activity - Summarizes activity between 10:00 p.m. to
11 :00 p.m. and 11 :00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. by airline.
· Noise Violations - Summarizes violations for airline and GA operations. Provides a complete listing of each violation, includes violator's name, date and time of violation, aircraft type, aircraft noise level, and the time specific allowable noise level.

The Airport's Noise Office receives and investigates noise inquiries and complaints from local residents and residents who live outside of Long Beach. For the month of October, the Noise Office received 321 complaints compared to 313 complaints received during the same period in 2005.

Further analysis of the combined noise complaints revealed the following:

· Total number of complainants: 50

· 27% (88 of 321) of the co...

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