Noise Abatement Initiative Update: Letter of Agreement Forthcoming

ILM was made aware that earlier today several F-18s visited the area that were unfamiliar with the noise abatement initiative.  A letter of Agreement is in process between the FAA and the military.  Once the Letter of Agreement is finalized, the Air Traffic Control Tower will have better operational control over noise sensitive issues.  The airport, along with our partners, are committed to being strong neighbors and will work with our partners to keep the community informed.

Media Contact:
Gary Broughton, C.M.
Interim Airport Director


About the Wilmington International Airport: The Wilmington International Airport serves southeastern North Carolina with commercial air service on American Airlines, Delta, and United.  In 2019, ILM welcomed 1,075,963 passengers annually. ILM services numerous non-stop destinations; allowing for convenient domestic and international travel. The Wilmington International Airport is the fifth largest airport in North Carolina. The NCDOT Division of Aviation’s 2020 report estimated ILM’s economic impact at $2.25 billion and 16,385 jobs.  For more information on ILM, please visit