Information confirmed as current by the airport 2/2011
||Chief Executive Officer
||Manager Planning Services
||Pittsburgh International Airport
||Pittsburgh International Airport
|Pittsburgh International Airport
Allegheny County Airport Authority
Landside Terminal, Suite 4000
P.O. Box 12370
Pittsburgh, PA 15231-0370
||+1 412 472 3510
||+1 412 472 5692
||+1 412 472 3636
||+1 412 472 3544
|Airport Web Site: www.flypittsburgh.com
ELEVATION: 1203 ft.
NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES
A. General: Noise abatement procedures at PIT apply only to turbojet
aircraft. Noise complaints shall be referred to the Noise Abatement
B. Engine Maintenance Run-ups: (see Engine Run-up Restrictions)
C. Local turbojet training flights:
1. Deviation from the following restrictions shall not be permitted
without the approval from Airport Operations. They will coordinate
such approvals on a case by case basis. When requested by the
Airport Authority, (Operations) tower personnel shall suspend
all training activity or portions thereof.
a. Are not permitted for transient aircraft.
b. Non-precision approaches are not permitted.
c. May be denied due to traffic or weather.
d. Approach/pattern work is not permitted to R14.
e. Between 0700 and 2200 local:
1. ILS approaches are permitted to R28L/10R/32. These approaches
may terminate in a full stop, touch and go or low approach.
2. Pattern work is permitted only on R32. Left traffic shall
be executed and the aircraft shall be instructed to remain
over airport property.
3. Approaches to R10L must terminate in a full stop.
4. 28R may be used for training flights only if 28L/28C/32
are not available.
f. Between 2200 and 0700 local:
1. Pattern work is permitted only on R32. Left traffic
shall be executed and the aircraft shall be instructed to
remain over airport property.
2. ILS to 10L must terminate in a full stop.
3. ILS to 10R terminating in a low approach or full stop
are permitted. Touch and go landings are prohibited.
4. Turbojet aircraft are not permitted to land on 28R.
D. Turbojet Arrivals:
1. Traffic executing visual approaches to all runways other
than 28R shall be maneuvered to turn at least two mile final.
2. Traffic executing visual approaches to 28R shall be maneuvered
to turn at least four mile final.
3. Turbojet arrivals on 28C or 14 are not authorized unless
required for safety or separation.
E. Departure Turn Points:
Departure Turn Points (DTPs) are depicted on the video maps to
identify points past which jet aircraft may be turned. The departure
turn points are defined as:
1. Runway 14: 1.5 NM from departure end of runway
2. Runway 28L: 0.4 NM from departure end of runway, (28L DTP
visual reference is abeam the landside terminal).
3. Runway 28C: Same as Runway 28L
4. Runway 28R: 1.5 NM from departure end of runway Runway 10C:
2.5 NM from departure end of runway
5. Runway 10R/L: Same as Runway 10C
F. Turbojet Departures-West Flow:
1. Runway 28L/28C:
a. Westbound - All turbojet aircraft will be assigned heading
b. Southbound - All turbojet aircraft will be assigned heading
no further left than 260. When the aircraft reaches the DTP
assigned a heading of 190 through 260 degrees as appropriate.
Maintain a heading no further left than 190 degrees until
leaving or level at 3000 feet.
c. North & Eastbound - At or after the departure end of RWY
28C, but not later than 1 mile from the end of RWY 28L, turn
right to a heading of 320 through 350 degrees. Maintain a
heading no further right than 350 degrees unti leaving or
level at 3000 feet.
2. Runway 28R
a. North & Eastbound - Turn right to a heading no further
than 360 degrees until leaving or level at 3000 feet.
b. Southbound - At or after the DTP, or leaving or level at
3000 feet turn no further left than 180 degrees.
c. Westbound - No turns to the left prior to the DTP or leaving
G. Turbojet Departures - East Flow:
1. Runway 10L: No turbojet departures unless operationally
2. Runway 10C/10R: Local control shall assign runway heading
until passing the DTP, then turn the aircraft as defined in
the SOP LC procedures.
3. Runway 14: Local control shall issue runway heading until
reaching the DTP or 3000 feet. DR shall not issue a turn further
right than 180 degrees until leaving or level at 3000 feet.
CONTINUOUS DESCENT ARRIVAL (CDA) - NONE
AIRPORT CURFEWS - NONE
|See noise abatement procedures shown above for details.
OPERATING QUOTA - NONE
ENGINE RUN-UP RESTRICTIONS
1. Between 0600 and 2300 local time:
a. Primary: F west of W, facing east
b. Primary: E between R and P facing east (usually during east
c. Primary: B (west of B-7)
d. Secondary: P between old ARFF station and R (only when primary
e. Other: AFRES: C-130's on M
2. Between the hours of 2300 and 0600 local time; shall not be
permitted unless Airport Operations notifies the tower that prior
approval has been granted. The run-up shall be conducted at a
point specified by the Operations Manager. Normal run-up points
a. F west of W, facing east
b. D between D1 and W
3. Upon the Operations Manager's request, the operator shall
be immediately instructed to discontinue the run-up.
APU OPERATING RESTRICTIONS - NONE
NOISE BUDGET RESTRICTIONS - NONE
NOISE SURCHARGE - NONE
USE PLANNING PROGRAM INFORMATION
Type of Program
|Sound Insulation (Residences and Public
|359 Total Residences Completed as a result
of a Residential Sound Insulation Program or through litigation
|Purchase Assurance for Homeowners Located
Within the Airport Noise Contours
| Not offered.
|Participants must sign an aerial easement
prior to receiving sound insulation - 370 easements obtained to
|Local townships control zoning issues
and have been informed about the airport's noise contours. One of
two bordering communities has incorporated aircraft noise impact
into their zoning and comprehensive plans.
|Real Estate/Property Disclosure Laws
|Acquire Land for Noise Compatibility to
1984 to 2001
|Population within each noise contour level
relative to aircraft operations
70-75 DNL: 0
75> DNL: 0
65-70 DNL: 18
70-75 DNL: 0
75> DNL: 0
|Airport Noise Contour Overlay Maps
|Updated in 2006
|Total Cost of Noise Mitigation Programs
|Approximately $20,602,000.00 for insulation,
easements and acquisition programs
|Source of Noise Mitigation Program Funding
for Aircraft Noise
|FAA Funding - (80%)
Sponsor Share - (20%)
NOISE MONITORING SYSTEM - NONE
TRACK MONITORING SYSTEM - NONE
NOISE LEVEL LIMITS - NONE
STAGE 2 RESTRICTIONS
|Stage 2 airplanes >75,000 lbs are prohibited from operating
at airports within the 48 contiguous states.
STAGE 2 PHASEOUT
STAGE 3 RESTRICTIONS - NONE