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Here's what you can do today if your health or quality of life have been negatively impacted by

John Wayne Airport noise and pollution: 


1. Get Informed and Stay Informed









2. Contact Your Representatives:

     (Check out the 'Sample Letters' tab)

     City Council Representatives



      City Managers






      Orange County Board of Supervisors









    State Representatives






      California's United States Senator

3. Attend City Council meetings, City Aviation Committee meetings, County Board of Supervisors

meetings and any other airport-related agency or organization meetings and SPEAK UP

4. File a noise complaint with the FAA








​5.  File a noise complaint with the JWA Noise Office




6. Contact the individual airlines that fly in and out of JWA and let them know how you feel 









7. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper

     Letters to newspapers require your name and address. Keep word count under 150 words.












8. Complain to your HOA

    Tell your HOA that you expect it to take a stance on this important issue and to join with other HOA’s, community groups      and the City to form a united front to stop Metroplex/NextGen and to reinstitute noise abatement.


9. Put up a yard sign -- coming soon


  • Alaska Airlines 

Brad Tilden, CEO

P.O. Box 68900-SEAEC 

Seattle, WA 98168



  • American Airlines 

Doug Parker, CEO

4333 Amon Carter Blvd 

Fort Worth TX 76155

817- 963-1234


  • Delta Airlines

Doug Bastian, CEO

P.O. Box 20706 

Atlanta, GA 30320



  • Frontier Airlines

Barry Biffle, CEO

7001 Tower Road

Denver, CO 80249



  • Southwest Airlines

         Gary Kelly, CEO

         2702 Love Field Drive 

         Dallas, TX 75235



  • United Airlines

Oscar Munoz, CEO

233 S. Wacker Drive 

Chicago, IL 60666



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  • Review our website to get informed and contact CAANP to learn how you can help​

  • Visit Airfair website: Click here

  • Visit Airport Working Group of Orange County website: Click here

  • Visit Still Protecting Our Newport website: Click here

  • Visit the City of Newport Beach's John Wayne Airport webpage: Click here

  • Review Aviation Impact Reform which has California airport data and links: Click here

  • Read the 2003 Amendment to the 1985 Settlement Agreement: Click here

  • Dennis Roberts

      Western-Pacific Region Regional Administrator

      P.O. Box 92007

      Los Angeles, CA 90009




PLEASE ATTEND THE UPCOMING ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING onTuesday, September 10that 9:00 a.m. at the Board Hearing Room, 333 West Santa Ana Blvd., 10 Civic Center, Santa Ana. The following is a link to the agenda: http://cams.ocgov.com/Web_Publisher/agenda09_10_2019.htm


The meeting will address the Request for Proposal (RFP) bid process for the General Aviation Improvement Program (GAIP) that was recently passed by the Orange County Board of Supervisors (BOS).  During the June 2019 BOS meeting, the Board voted to approve Supervisor Steel’s motion, which proposed, among other things, that JWA maintain the current mix of small GA piston planes to GA larger jets. During discussions between BOS and airport staff members at the June meeting, it was clear that the “mix” was based on 2016 data. The best way to assure that the 2016 “mix” is maintained, is to keep the current hangar configuration on the 35.6 acres allotted to small GA at JWA. This means that the majority of hangars need to be no larger than 40 feet in width. Presently 76% of the hangars are 40’, 15% are 50’ and 9% are 60’.  Information provided at the June meeting from the SoCal Pilots indicated that many small jets can be housed in 49’ hangars. Accordingly, it is imperative that the majority of hangars be limited to 40’, as they are today. 


JWA staff-prepared RFP bid documents, being submitted to the BOS for approval at the September 10th meeting, fail to include anything pertaining to preservation of the 2016 mix or the current GA hangar configuration. The documents also fail to provide for public transparency in the process, as has been repeatedly requested by community groups, concerned citizens and city leaders. It is important that we stress to the BOS that JWA is a pubic asset and we all have the right to be informed as to the decisions being made that will impact our lives and communities for years to come. 


If the 2016 “mix” is to be retained at JWA, which is critical to our efforts to keep large private jets from further inundating our communities with even more noise and pollution, the County must preserve the current hangar configuration. This information must also be included in the RFP bid documents that will be distributed/posted to prospective Fixed Base Operators (FB0s) that will be bidding on the privilege of designing, constructing and managing the new GA facilities and that will also be recipients of 30-year leases. 


A big turnout is absolutely crucial to our efforts to protect our families and communities from the added noise and pollution from more large and loud GA jets flying over hour homes 24/7. PLEASE ATTEND!!!


Also, whether or not you are able to attend, please email the BOS (Chairperson Bartlett and Supervisors Steel, Do, Wagner and Chaffee) and voice your concerns at: