Port of Portland Staff will be attending the Concordia Neighborhood Association meeting on September 14 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room of the Kennedy School.
The Portland International Airport Citizen Noise Advisory Committee will meet at the Port of Portland Headquarters in the Anchor Room (1st floor), from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 12. CNAC meetings are open to the public and include time for public comment. Interested residents are encouraged to attend. For more information or directions to the meeting, please contact Debbie Bishop.
Agenda topics include an overview of airport finance including how revenue is generated and spent at PDX, an update on the North Runway Extension Project, and a briefing on the progress of the working group exploring noise impact mitigation beyond the airport’s DNL 65 noise contour. The community is invited, and questions and comments are encouraged.
The PDX Citizen Noise Advisory Committee is the Port’s official forum for working with the community on issues related to aircraft noise. Committee representatives are from northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. Eleven members are appointed by various city and county jurisdictions, and four representatives are appointed by the Port in an effort to maintain geographic diversity on the committee. Technical assistance is provided by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Oregon Air National Guard.
Noise Management, http://www.portofportland.com/Noise_Mgmt_Home.aspx
People with special needs who plan on attending the meeting are asked to contact the Port for accommodations at 503.415.6555.
The north runway at Portland International Airport (PDX) will temporarily close on Tuesday, August 3. The closure is scheduled to last approximately 2 months and is needed to complete work on the North Runway Extension (NREX) project which is part of a three-year runway rehabilitation program at PDX. Due to the closure, the crosswind and south runways will carry higher than normal volumes of air traffic until the north runway reopens this fall. Neighbors near the airport are likely to notice this change in aircraft operations, especially underneath the arrival and departure pattern for the crosswind runway.
For a list of the events where you can find Port staff this summer, a current status report on the project or to schedule a presentation, check our related link below.
North Runway Extension
Brooke Berglund, Community Affairs, 503.415.6532
Noise Management Hotline, 503.460.4100 / 800.938.6647
Major Runway Improvements Resume May 17 at PDX
Portland International Airport neighbors should expect some changes as the second year of a three year runway rehabilitation program resumes May 17.
The major improvements to the airport’s two primary runways will rehabilitate both the north and south runways as well as extending the north runway. The first year of the project, which occurred in 2009, rehabilitated the north runway. The second year of the project will continue with the extension of the north runway which is needed to accommodate larger aircraft that require the extra length for takeoff at PDX when the longer south runway closes for rehabilitation in 2011.
Construction activities are scheduled to conclude around mid-October 2010 and will resume in the spring of 2011 for the final year of the program. Because of varying runway closures during construction, more propeller aircraft are expected to use the airport’s north-south (crosswind) runway, meaning airport neighbors may notice a temporary change in flight patterns and aircraft noise.
Jerry Gerspach noise analyst, representatives of the Port of Portland as well as members of the Community Noise Advisory will be on hand at the CNA general meeting at the Kennedy School, Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00 p.m. A report will be given detailing the progress of the North Runway Extension project and to address neighborhood concerns about air traffic and noise. Everyone is encouraged to attend and ask questions at this important presentation.
Tuesday, October 6, 7:00pm
The Kennedy School Community Room
For more information about the project go to the Port of Portland website: http://www.portofportland.com/Prj_PDX_NREX_Home.aspx
To report noise or low flying planes:
or call 503-460-4100 between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Thursday, June 4, 2009 / 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Harney Elementary School Cafeteria
3212 E. Evergreen Blvd
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 / 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Portland Fire & Rescue Training Center
4800 NE 122nd Ave
Airport Futures is a collaborative effort between the City of Portland, the Port of Portland and the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan community to create a long-range development plan for Portland International Airport (PDX). This process is being guided by a diverse 30-member, regional Planning Advisory Group, and input from key stakeholders. Your organization or neighborhood has been identified as one of these stakeholder groups.
Three major draft products from this planning effort will be released in late May 2009 and available for review and comment at the upcoming Airport Futures public meetings.
1. The Airport Master Plan will outline the preferred development alternative for PDX, including future terminal, airfield, runway, roadway and parking facility needs;
2. The Long-range Land Use Plan will incorporate land use, transportation and natural resource systems in the area surrounding the airport and address community concerns regarding growth at PDX; and
3. The Ongoing Public Involvement Strategy will provide a mechanism for regular input on planning efforts and development at PDX after Airport Futures has concluded.
Please join us at these public meetings to learn more about Airport Futures, ask questions and provide your comments on these draft documents. There will also be an opportunity to learn more about PDX Noise Management, Deicing Enhancement System, and the North Runway Expansion.
Contact: For more information and accessibility information, please call the Port of Portland at (503) 460-4839 or (800) 547-8411, ext. 4839.
Sponsored by City of Portland and Port of Portland.
This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the Vancouver School District.
Residents may notice a change in aircraft flight activity as construction work will require a six-month closure of the north parallel runway effective May 1st through October 31st. During this closure, jet aircraft will use the south runway, and will follow noise abatement procedures that direct them over the Columbia River corridor, minimizing overflights of residential areas. Smaller aircraft including cargo feeders and commuter turboprops may be required to use the crosswind runway, which is oriented north/south.
During the closure, the runway will undergo major rehabilitation and preparations will be made to extend the runway in 2010. The extension is needed to accommodate larger aircraft that require the extra length for takeoff at PDX when the longer south runway closes for rehabilitation in 2011.
The following link will provide detailed information about the North Runway Extension Project:http://www.portofportland.com/Prj_PDX_NREX_Home.aspx
For further information please contact: Port of Portland, Noise Management Department Phone: 503.460.4100 / 800.938.6647
CNA has recently met with the Port of Portland’s Noise Management team to discuss concerns about the safety of increase F-15 travel over nearby residential areas as part of their present “test”. One outcome of those discussions has been a reminder that anytime – day or night – any resident has a concern about aircraft noise of any kind can call the Port of Portland’s noise hotline: 503-460-4100. But now you can also report your concerns – and view flight patterns – on-line using WebTrak.
WebTrak is an online flight tracking system covering the greater Portland/Vancouver area. WebTrak offers a wealth of information about each flight, ranging from altitude and direction to aircraft type and airline to flight or tail number. For security purposes, the system is delayed 90 minutes and does not show government, military or law enforcement flights.
I took WebTrak for a whirl. You pick a location and time period and then you watch plane icons move across an area map. Basically this gives you the option to clearly identify the flight that was causing you grief and you can report the problem using an on-line form in WebTrak. Try it out yourself by logging on at http://www.portofportland.com/Noise_Mgmt_Home.aspx, you definitely need a high speed connection to use it.
WebTrak is a neat tool but it is a little clunky and if you are experiencing a noise problem, you have to wait at least 90 minutes to identify the issue using WebTrak. It remains easier and quicker to just call the Port at 503-460-4100 when you hear a wayward and/or loud aircraft.
When you call the Port or submit a report on-line via WebTrak, the Port noise management team is required to thoroughly investigate and respond within 48 hours. In some cases, the information provided by citizens or obtained during the investigation, is used to refine the noise abatement program and in discussions with aircraft operators.
The Port of Portland invites you to attend one of the following events to
learn more about the North Runway Extension and South Runway Rehabilitation.
Draft Environmental Assessment.
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008
5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Brief presentation at 6 p.m.
Meeks High School, 4039 NE Alberta Court, Portland, OR 97211
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008
5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Brief presentation at 6 p.m.
Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E 5th, Vancouver, WA 98661
The Port will provide an opportunity for written or verbal comments about the Draft Environmental Assessment.
North Runway Extension
Dennis Sandstrom, Community Affairs, 503.944.7151
· PO Box 3529 · Portland, OR97208 · 503.944.7000
Airport Futures is currently half way through its the planning process. Between now and June 2009, the project’s subcommittees will draft three major products:
You- the noble public – are encouraged to join the drafting process, either by attending the larger Planning Advisory Group meetings or joining one of the project’s subcommittees. Public review of the draft products will begin summer 2009.
Why is this important? Because this is a key conduit for shaping how the Port of Portland is going to develop. The Port is presently sitting on hundreds of undeveloped acres and, as indicated by the on-going issues surrounding rezoning Colwood National Golf Course, they would like to add even more that that mix.
NECN is represented on this project’s Planning Advisory Group by Patrick Metzger and Denny Stoecklin. However, they always welcome more support and input from local residents and businesses.