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Noise Abatement Committee

The Santa Barbara Airport Noise Abatement Committee was established in 1978 under the direction of then Airport Director, Patrick R. Murphy. The committee's first meeting was held in January 1979 and included representatives from the Airport Department, the FAA, the Goleta Chamber, the County of Santa Barbara, UCSB, the airlines, the Air Transport Association, the Santa Barbara Pilots' Association and the fixed base operators.

General Functions

The goals for the Santa Barbara Airport Noise Abatement Program are as follows

  • Achieve airport operations that are compatible with the surrounding communities.
  • Provide the region with facilities for access to the National Air Transportation System using the newest, quietest aircraft available.
  • Maintain a continuing dialogue between the Airport, Airport users, and the surrounding community through the Noise Abatement Committee.


The Noise Abatement Committee is comprised of technical advisors and a citizen's advisory group with representatives from Hope Ranch, More Mesa, North Goleta, Rancho Goleta Mobile Home Park, University Village, Walnut Park, and Braemar Ranch.

Meeting Schedule

The Noise Abatement Committee meets on the last Wednesday of each quarter at 10:00 a.m. in the Airport Administration Conference Room, 601 Firestone Road.


Airport Department
(805) 692-6060

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2015