Aircraft Noise - What is the City Doing?
The City is aware of the recent increased flight activity over parts of Cupertino from various area airports, including San Jose International Airport (SJC), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and smaller airports such as Palo Alto (PAO) and San Carlos (SQL). This has impacted some Cupertino neighborhoods near the Sunnyvale border.
The City has no direct authority over airspace and is limited in its ability to address resident aircraft noise concerns. However, the City is committed to preserving and enhancing the quality of neighborhoods by maintaining or reducing the levels of noise generated by transportation facilities, including airports. Based on resident complaints, the City is closely monitoring actions by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and their efforts to reroute specific incoming SQL flights over Sunnyvale and parts of Cupertino.
May 2019 | The FAA released their Response to Recommendations from the SJC Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on South Flow Arrivals.
Feb 2019 | The FAA released their Interim Response to the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on South Flow Arrivals.
May 2018 | The Ad Hoc Advisory Committee produced a report including recommendations for the FAA to consider