For purposes of this Part 150 Study, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) and Lake Hood Seaplane Base are included in one study, with one set of noise contours. All previous Part 150 Studies completed to date included both facilities. The reasons for this includes several factors. The ANC Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) controls aircraft operations on the ground and within designated airspace at ANC, and it also controls air traffic at Lake Hood Seaplane Base. With this integrated airspace, departures and arrivals occur within such close proximity, that it functions as one airport. The community also perceives Lake Hood and ANC as operating as one facility. Additionally, ANC and LHD are physically linked by connecting taxiways and share a boundary. The runways and sea lanes are as close in proximity to each other as many other airports operating with several runways.
Because of these factors, the noise contours could not be separated, as they act in many ways as one facility. Therefore, for the purposes of this Study, they are included together.
This Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study (Study) is an update of a 1998 Study that was adopted by Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF). The Noise Exposure Maps were accepted and the Noise Compatibility Program was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2000.