Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) is located at 11755 Airport Way in the City and County of Broomfield. RMMA is owned and operated by Jefferson County and situated midway between Denver and Boulder along US 36. To learn more about RMMA, please visit their website at https://www.jeffco.us/755/Airport.
If you have been affected by noise from RMMA, please call the noise complaint line at 303.271.4874 or complete an online complaint form at https://www.jeffco.us/1697/Noise-Complaint-Online-Form. When calling to file a complaint, it is helpful to have the following information:
- Visual details (type of aircraft, tail number, multiple sightings)
- Operations details (takeoff, landing or training)
- Date, time & location of each sighting
If you have concerns about illegal or unsafe aircraft operations, incidents should be reported to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards District Office. To contact the Denver office, please visit https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/field_offices/fsdo/den/contact/.
Noise Mitigation Project
RMMA is surrounded by residential development. Located only 3 miles south of Louisville, aircraft overflights and noise are a growing concern for residents. Flight operations at RMMA have been increasing over the last 5 years and this growth is expected to continue. Louisville has partnered with Superior to hire a consulting team with specialized experience in working with communities and airports to address aircraft noise issues. The consultants will review current conditions, flight procedures, airspace and land uses around RMMA to identify practices and procedures aimed at reducing impacts to both communities.
The project focuses on four task areas:
- Assessment of current conditions
- Community engagement
- Industry engagement
- Strategy development
To learn more about the project, please read the Frequently Asked Questions.
The summary below provides the status for each task to date:
- Task 1 - Baseline assessment
- The baseline assessment is currently underway. We expect to complete this in spring 2019. The baseline assessment will help assess and understand current conditions and help identify opportunities for improvement. The consultants will look at airport facilities and airfield layout, airspace and flight procedures, annual operations, traffic levels and fleet mix, the existing noise abatement program, land uses and zoning around the airport and review complaint data and community concerns. You can read the draft baseline assessment here.
- Task 2 - Community engagement
- An online survey seeking input from residents on the impact of airport noise and potential solutions was available at https://www.engagelouisvilleco.org/airport-noise-mitigation. The survey is now closed. View a summary of survey response.
- City staff hosted an open house on July 24th in Council Chambers at City Hall at 6 pm to share draft strategies and get your feedback before recommendations are finalized and shared with City Council in August.
- Task 3 - Industry engagement
- The consulting team has had multiple meetings with the airport and FAA traffic control tower personnel. A flight training forum was also held in February. The event was intended to engage industry stakeholders and encourage participation the process. A number of initiatives and strategies were identified for reducing noise impacts. An industry advisory group was established to keep this effort moving forward.
- Task 4 - Strategy development
- The consultants will work with our partner stakeholders to develop a list of short, medium and long-term strategies intended to reduce noise impacts on the community. The consultants will also develop an education and outreach program to encourage ongoing collaboration with industry partners like the airport and FAA and expand awareness of the new noise program and to encourage compliance.
Airport Noise Mitigation Report presentation with Superior Town Board
Aviation consultants ABCx2 shared their final recommendations for noise mitigation with Louisville City Council and the Superior Town Board on September 30 at the Louisville Recreation & Senior Center.
If you have questions about the project or comments you would like to share with the City, please email us here.
- April 17, 2019 - FAA Hosts Upcoming Workshops for Metroplex Project: The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) proposed Denver Metroplex project would allow for more direct and efficient routing of aircraft into and out of Denver and surrounding airports; thus enhancing aviation safety and reducing flight delays. The Denver Metroplex project is a federal action under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FAA will be hosting upcoming public workshops for the Metroplex project. To learn more, click here.