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City of Rancho Palos Verdes Airspace Issues:


 Proposed Class C Airspace Designation
at Long Beach Airport
Torrance Airport Helicopter Route Information
Safety and Noise Concerns:  Who to Call
LAX Community Noise Round Table

Contact the City of Rancho Palos Verdes

City Staff works closely with representatives from the FAA, Los Angeles World Airport, Torrance Airport and other organizations and interested individuals to effectively monitor airspace developments that could affect residents of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes residents and adjoining communities.  While the City of Rancho Palos Verdes has no authority over airspace, City staff takes airspace safety and noise impacts on our residents very seriously.  Below is additional information and regarding the Proposed Class C Airspace at Long Beach Airport, Torrance Airport, Safety and Noise Concerns, and the LAX Community Noise Round Table.

Proposed Class C Airspace Designations at Long Beach Airport (LGB)

RPV staff continues to monitor the proposed changes to Long Beach Airport airspace which could have potentially serious noise impact on the Rancho Palos Verdes and neighboring South Bay communities. 

Click here for more Long Beach Class C Airspace information.     

Torrance Airport

Staff continues to work closely with Torrance Airport officials on airspace issues, including proposed changes to helicopter routes, which could impact Peninsula and City of Rancho Palos Verdes residents. 
Click here for more information on Torrance Airport helicopter route information.

Click here to access LAX’s WebTrak system. Using WebTrak, you can track flight activity into and out of LAX, along with detailed information about each aircraft and file noise complaints. 

Safety and Noise Concerns: Who to Call

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes is dedicated to improved aviation safety and noise reduction.  While safety is the highest priority, quality of life issues such as noise management are also important. 

Filing a Noise Complaint:     When filing a noise complaint, please note the date, time, location, direction of aircraft, airline and flight number if possible (airline and flight numbers are available on WebTrak).


Click here to go to the Torrance Noise Abatement website, or call Torrance Noise Abatement at  310-784-7950.


Click here to file an LAX WebTrak noise complaint or call the noise complaint hotline at 424-646-6473.

Long Beach

Click here to file a Long Beach Airport Webtrak noise complaint or call the Long Beach noise complaint hotline at 562-570-2665.

LAX Community Noise Round Table

RPV staff regularly attends LAX Community Noise Round Table meetings, which consist of local elected officials and staff, organized community groups, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) management.  While safety is the overriding concern, the round table forum provides an opportunity for cooperation between the Airport and local communities to achieve noise impact reduction whenever possible.

Contact the City of Rancho Palos Verdes

The public is encouraged to let the City know their thoughts and concerns regarding Peninsula airspace issues. Email staff at or contact Rancho Palos Verdes Senior Administrative Analyst Matt Waters at 310-544-5218.

Click here to go the City’s List Serve to sign up to receive updates on aircraft noise abatement and other airspace issues affecting the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.