With the implementation of new navigation technology by the Federal Aviation Administration at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and other airports in the region, the airlines are following more confined paths over Tempe.  Residents living under the new paths that are subject to repetitive flights. The routing of aircraft on the east side of the airport is depicted on the Aircraft Routing page.

To get to the page, Click here.

The FAA has issued a notice of intent to do an Environmental Assessment of more efficient routing. To read more about the project,  Click here.

Use Tempe 311 to express concerns about aircraft noise in Tempe.

To get the complaint form, Click here.

To let us know about several annoying flights anonymously there is an alternative form.

To get the complaint log form, Click here

Note that the City of Tempe can only respond to concerns about aircraft noise for residents that use Tempe 311 and leave contact information as an account holder.


The City of Tempe has an agreement with the City of Phoenix on flight procedures to mitigate noise over Tempe from jet and large turboprop aircraft departing the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Information about airline compliance with agreed procedures can be found on the the Tempe Aviation Commission web page. To get to the page Click here.

To complain about noise to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Click here

To access information about aircraft noise and ongoing research,Click here.