Aircraft Noise


Temporary Runway Closure at Boundary Bay Airport

Boundary Bay Airport’s Runway 12-30 is undergoing a major reactivation (runway rehabilitation, lighting, line painting) and will be closed weekdays from 6:00am to 3:30pm for general construction, and periodically until 6:00pm for line painting purposes until the end of August.  When the runway is closed, NAV Canada is directing all Boundary Bay air traffic to fly further west before landing onto Runway 07-25.  This has led to a temporary increase in aircraft traffic over central Ladner (west of Highway 17A).  Because aircraft are making an approach into Boundary Bay Airport on Runway 07-25, they are allowed to fly lower than 1000 feet over the built-up community as per Transport Canada regulations.  Once Runway 12-30 construction is complete and both runways are fully operational in October, larger aircraft will approach Runway 12-30 from the south over the water when the wind is favourable.  This will reduce aircraft activity over Ladner.

If you have any questions regarding the Runway 12-30 Reactivation Project, please contact Alpha Aviation at 604-946-5361. 


There are three permanent aircraft noise monitoring terminals located in Delta at the following locations:

  • South Delta Secondary School
  • North Delta Recreation Centre
  • Delview Secondary School

YVR Noise Management Plan

The 2014-2018 YVR Noise Management Plan details the core elements of the YVR Aeronautical Noise Management Program and initiatives that will shape and guide noise management efforts over the next five years.

A total of 10 initiatives are identified for the 2014-2018 YVR Noise Management Plan. These initiatives were identified in consultation with the YVR Aeronautical Noise Management Committee, from information gathered through a community web survey, and through an extensive analysis of noise complaints received by the Airport Authority.

YVR Web Tracking Tool

YVR released an online web tracking tool that allows members of the public to see real-time and historical flight and noise data collected by the Airport Authority's aircraft noise monitoring and tracking system. The WebTrack for YVR tool can be accessed through the Noise Management section of the YVR website. 

YVR Frequently Asked Questions

YVR has compiled a list of 
frequently asked questions to provide answers to some of their most frequent inquiries.

Reports and Related Documents


Commercial Aircraft Noise Concerns

NAV Canada can be contacted at 1-800-876-4693 or email with your questions and concerns. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has a 24 hour noise information line which is 604-207-7097 or email

Boundary Bay Airport - Small Aircraft Noise Concerns

Noise complaints generated from aircrafts flying in and out of Boundary Bay Airport should be directed to Alpha Aviation at 604-946-5361. If your complaint is about a particular aircraft, please be ready to provide information regarding the exact time and location of when and where you saw the aircraft in question AND, if possible, the colour and/or any distinguishable markings on the aircraft (e.g., numbers, names). Alpha Aviation staff will be working with the flight schools and private aircraft owners to ensure that pilots are following Transport Canada's regulations for civil aviation.

For any questions related to Delta's involvement, please contact:
Paula Kolisnek, Senior Policy Analyst
t: 604-952-3152

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