airportDetroit Metropolitan Airport, owned and operated by the Wayne County Airport Authority, is the unit of government which receives air noise complaints.

An airport Master Plan is a comprehensive study that identifies near-, medium-, and long-term plans for airport development. A Master Plan Update is currently under way and  will provide the Wayne County Airport Authority and its stakeholders with a comprehensive, organized, and rational plan for developing airport facilities over the next 20-years. This Plan will allow the Authority to efficiently and effectively meet the demands for commercial passenger and air cargo service, as well as other aviation-related needs. Development of the Master Plan Update will include input from stakeholders who have an interest in the Airport’s future, such as:  Airport users, community groups, local businesses, government agencies, and the general public.

For The Airport Master Plan Information, visit Detroit Metro Master Plan Update


Noise complaints are evaluated to identify the cause of the noise event and determine if an aircraft is operating outside the noise plan parameters. Noise complaints are not necessarily reflective of the severity of the noise, but can be useful to the Airport in identifying problems and issues that are important to the various communities surrounding the Airport.

DTW’s Noise Compatibility Program Office is available 24 hours a day to receive public comments and complaints by calling (734) 942-3222. If you wish to speak directly with the Noise Manager, you may do so during regular business hours. The public is welcome to stop by the Noise Program Office located in the L.C. Smith Building to speak directly with the Noise Manager, review noise exposure maps, flight paths, noise abatement procedures, etc. For additional noise-related questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..