King County International Airport-Boeing Field
Department of Executive Services
King County International Airport-Boeing Field (FAA LID/IATA: BFI, ICAO: KBFI) is one of the nation's busiest primary non-hub airports. The airport averages 200,000 takeoffs and landings each year, and supports $3.5 billion in local business. This in turn supports more than 16,000 jobs, creating $2 billion in labor income in King County. Our 150 tenants directly support more than 5,000 jobs in the regional economy.
The airport serves small commercial passenger airlines, cargo carriers, private aircraft owners, helicopters, corporate jets, and military and other aircraft. It's also home to various Boeing Company operations as well as The Museum of Flight . Thanks to our location just four miles south of downtown Seattle and close to other business centers, we frequently host celebrities, dignitaries, and sports teams.
FAA seeks public comment on research to address aircraft noise
The FAA is releasing a summary of the research programs it sponsors on civil aircraft noise that could potentially inform future aircraft noise policy. Neighborhoods around King County International Airport were included in this survey. See the FAA Neighborhood Environmental Survey overview and methodology. The FAA invites public comment on the scope and applicability of these research initiatives to address aircraft noise.
The FAA has published the results of the Neighborhood Environmental Survey in the Federal Register, where you can find information on how to comment.
We are now using a new system, called PlaneNoise, to collect, manage, and track aircraft noise reports from the public. With this new system, there is also a new Noise Hotline number: 206-316-2515.
We also have a new tool, PublicVue, that allows community members to track flights and enter comments using the same technology used by our noise management team.