Aircraft Noise Program

The Des Moines International Airport strives to be a good neighbor.  If you have a comment or concern about aircraft noise, please follow the steps below. 

Submit Your Feedback

Step 1: 

Determine how far you are from DSM using the FAA ArcGIS Mapping Tool

Step 2: 

If your location is farther than 5 miles from the DSM Airport, use the FAA Noise Portal to file your comment.  If you are within 5 miles of the DSM Airport, proceed to Step 3. 

Step 3: 

If your location is within 5 miles of the DSM Airport, use the DSM Aircraft Noise Form to file your comment.  

For more information on how the FAA Central Region handles noise comments and inquiries, please refer to the FAA Central Region Aircraft Noise and Community Involvement Information website.  


Notice to Pilots

Informal noise abatement procedures are in effect.  Expect ATC to assign the preferred runway.