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Noise Abatement Council

Cuyahoga County Airport is a public-use; general aviation reliever facility situated in the cities of Richmond Heights, Highland Heights & Willoughby Hills and also in both Cuyahoga and Lake County serving the Northeastern Ohio Region. Cuyahoga County owns the Airport. The operation and maintenance is the responsibility of the Department of Public Works under the auspices of the County Executive.

In 1977, the Board of Cuyahoga Commissioners approved the Joint Statement of County Airport and Airport Users Agreement between Cuyahoga County, the Airport Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration –Air Traffic Control Tower, and Airport Tenants, thus forming the Noise Abatement Council and establishing Joint Agreement between the Users.  In 2010, the County approved the reaffirmation of the Joint Statement with each of its stakeholders.

The County Airport recognizes the vital role the airport plays in the regional economy and wishes to find an appropriate balance between air transport activities and the abatement of aircraft noise.

Pilot Guide & Voluntary Noise Abatement Program

Aircraft Complaints and Process:
We encourage the pubic to send noise complaints via email to, call
(216) 289-4111 or send correspondence by mail to 26300 Curtiss Wright Parkway, Richmond Heights, Ohio 44143.

All noise complaints will be logged, however, in order for the noise complaint to be researched they must be submitted within 72 hours of the event. Once a complaint is received, the local municipality will be notified that we are in receipt of a complaint. Airport research will begin immediately and a written response will be sent upon the conclusion of the research to both the resident and local municipality.

Should the findings conclude an aircraft operated during the hours of the noise abatement, we will send a letter notifying the operator of the complaint and remind them of the voluntary noise abatement program.

Responsibilities of the Council
  • To provide a forum for the discussion and analysis of aircraft noise issues
  • To identify solutions to these noise problems
  • To recommend these solutions to the County Executive for its discussion and decision-making
  • To develop and make recommendations to the County Executive and County Council for actions related to aircraft noise
  • To monitor implementation of the Airport’s Noise Abatement Procedures (Joint Statement of County Airport and Airport Users)
  • To make recommendations to the County Executive regarding noise policy and plans, especially as they relate to the various communities
  • To enhance citizen understanding of the aircraft noise issue and related actions being taken by the Airport
  • To advise the County in regard to community -concerns as they are affected by noise issues
  • In conducting its activities the Council shall to the maximum extent possible strive to build a consensus  

Organization of the Committee

The Council will be composed of Airport Administration, Flight Departments (Chief Pilots), Air Control Tower, and a representative of the communities of Richmond Heights, Highland Heights, and Willoughby Hills.

Meeting Schedules & Agendas

The next NACS meeting will be held via conference call on Thursday July 9 2020 at
10:00 a.m
. Please email for the conference call information.

The Council shall meet at least semi-annually. Annually the Council will select a Chair in consultation with members of the Committee to decide meeting times. Meeting agendas shall be determined in advance by Chair in collaboration with the Airport Administration.  Any Committee member may recommend subjects for future agendas by contacting one of these two people. The Airport Administration will serve in the capacity of Secretary to provide support and assistance in the Councils activities.

Noise Abatement Council (N.A.C) meets quarterly the second Thursday of the month at 10 am in the Airport conference room, Area B. The meeting is open to the public. The Airport is located at 26300 Curtiss Wright Parkway Richmond Heights, Ohio 44143. 

 NAC 2020 Meeting Dates
 2020 NAC Meeting Packets
2020 Minutes Approved
January 9, 2020  
 NAC 2019 Meeting Dates
2019 NAC Meeting Packets  2019 Minutes Approved 
October 10, 2019
July 11, 2019
April 11, 2019

January 10, 2019  

April 11, 2019
January 10, 2019 Minutes
  NAC 2018 Meeting Dates
 2018 NAC Meeting Packets  2018 Minutes Approved   
July 12, 2018 @10:00am

April 12, 2018 @ 10:00am

February 8, 2018  @ 11:00am

July 12, 2018 Minutes

February 8, 2018 Minutes
2017 NAC Meeting Packets  2017 Minutes Approved  
October 13, 2017 @ 10:00am
July 13, 2017 @ 10:00am
April 13, 2017 @ 10:00am
October 13, 2017 Minutes
July 13, 2017 Minutes
April 13, 2017 Minutes
January 14, 2017 @ 10:00am  January 14, 2017 Minutes 
 NAC 2016 Meeting Dates
2016 NAC Meeting Packets  2016 Minutes Approved 
October 13, 2016 @ 10:00am
April 14, 2016 @ 10:00am
 January 14, 2016 @ 10:00am
October 13, 2016 Minutes
April 14, 2016 Minutes
January 14, 2016 Minutes 
 NAC 2015 Meeting Dates
2015  NAC Meeting Packets  2015 Minutes Approved  
October 8, 2015 @ 10:00am 
July 9, 2015 @ 10:00am
April 9, 2015 @ 10:00am

January 8, 2015 @ 10:00am

July 9, 2015 Minutes
April 9, 2015 Minutes

January 8, 2015 Minutes
 NAC 2014 Meeting Dates
2014  NAC Meeting Packets  2014 Minutes Approved  
October 9, 2014 @ 10:00am
January 9, 2014 @ 10:00am
October 9, 2014 Minutes
January 9, 2014 Minutes
 NAC 2013 Meeting Dates
2013  NAC Meeting Packets  2013 Minutes Approved  
September 27, 2013 @ 10:00am
June 21, 2013 @ 10:00am
September 27, 2013 Minutes
March 27, 2013 Minutes