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Deborah Grigsby Smith
Public Information Officer
Centennial Airport

Mobile: 720-272-4992
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Centennial Airport hosts noise exposure open house

Public invited to learn about, view draft of updated noise exposure map




ENGLEWOOD, CO -- The Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority (ACPAA) has completed the draft Centennial Airport Noise Exposure Map (NEM) Update. As part of the process, all interested parties are invited to review a draft at a public open house and learn more about the results.

What:      Centennial Airport NEM Update Public Open House

When:     Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016

Time:      5:30-7:30 p.m.

Where:    Ramada Englewood Hotel and Suites, 7770 S. Peoria St., Englewood, CO 80112


The NEM Update is an information-gathering process that identified, inventory and reported various airport operations and land uses. The process also determined aircraft noise exposure levels related to aircraft activity, and evaluated the aircraft noise and land use compatibility at Centennial Airport. The completed NEM Update will be submittal to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for acceptance after the public meeting. 

The NEM Update is conducted according to title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 150  “Part 150." Part 150 is a voluntary FAA program that sets guidelines for airport noise compatibility planning. The document provides the current and five-year forecast of aircraft noise exposure levels. “Centennial Airport is committed to airport noise compatibility planning and working closely with the surrounding communities,” said Michael Fronapfel, director of planning and development for Centennial Airport.  “We are excited that the study is nearing completion and we were able to utilize our new noise monitoring system.” 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), Centennial Airport will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require an auxiliary aid/service to participate in this open house please make the request by calling 719-488-5908, no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting. 

For more information visit www.centennialairport.com 


Located in the heart of the prestigious Denver Tech Center, Centennial Airport (KAPA) connects people, places and product at the speed of flight. With more than 300,000 operations per year, it ranks among the busiest general aviation airports in the nation, generating approximately $1.4 billion in economic impact. Under the direction of the Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority, the airport is home to four award-winning FBOs, five flight training centers and around-the-clock FAA air traffic control.