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Our Mission

Here at Fresno Yosemite International Airport, we are committed to provide excellent service to the public, while remaining sustainable and environmentally conscious.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations

» 20 EV charging stations available to the public and employees of Fresno Yosemite International Airport - more than anywhere else in the region

» Charging Stations present in both short-term and long-term public parking lots

» Passengers and guests can charge their vehicles at no cost

Solar Power

The 2009 solar panel installation provides most of FAT's power consumption and generates 4.2 million kilowatts of power. The project, which takes advantage of otherwise unusable land, supplies the airport with less expensive power than the local electric utility, PG&E, and will potentially save the airport $19 million over 25 years. A continuous presentation of the savings provided by this project can be found at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport solar site

Consolidated Rental Car Facility

The consolidated rental car facility, completed in 2009, reduced the need for excessive vehicle shuffling and passenger shuttle buses, thus reducing emissions. The project replaced inefficient (energy and operational) facilities. Because the CRCF is located adjacent to the terminal there is no need for busing activities, which has also resulted in reduced emissions.

Lots of cars parked at the outdoor rental car facility

Noise Program

In our continuing effort to improve noise compatibility with the communities surrounding Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT), the City of Fresno Airports Department has completed a noise and land use compatibility study per Title 14 Part 150 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This study, and subsequent updates, documented aircraft noise exposure in the form of a Noise Exposure Map (NEM) and developed a Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) to minimize incompatibilities with surrounding land uses. These efforts resulted in the development of numerous noise compatibility measures along with establishment of the FAT Residential Sound Insulation Program, locally known as the SMART Program.

Noise Exposure Map (NEM)

The NEM is a map that identifies land uses in the vicinity of the Airport and shows the noise exposure from aircraft operations using contours similar to topographical maps.  The noise contours depicted on the NEM are expressed in terms of the Community Noise Equivalency Level (CNEL) and provide one of the elements used to determine eligibility for participation in the SMART Program. The Airport has received federal funding for an update of the FAT Noise Exposure Map. The process is underway to develop the new maps which will depict 2017 existing conditions along with the 2022 forecast conditions. Information on the NEM Update can be found at fresnonem.com.

Noise Compatibility Program (NCP)

The NCP is a list of actions the airport has undertaken to minimize existing and future incompatibilities due to aircraft noise. Major elements implemented under the Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) Noise Compatibility Program can be summarized as follows:

  • Noise Abatement Measures
    • Restricted hours of operation, flight training activity and use of afterburners for the California Air National Guard
    • Restricted hours of helicopter operations and training areas for the California Army National Guard
    • Established helicopter pattern altitude of 803 feet MSL and SVFR Routes to avoid noise sensitive areas
    • Established Noise Abatement Procedures for arrivals, departures and minimum altitudes
    • Prohibit large aircraft touch-and-go activity from 2200-0700
  • Noise Program Land Use Measures
    • Acquired non-compatible developed properties in the highest noise areas
    • Established the Residential Sound Insulation Program (SMART Program)
    • Provided sound insulation of Noise Sensitive Public Buildings (Schools)
    • Amended zoning and building codes for compatible use

Residential Sound Insulation (SMART) Program

The SMART Program is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funded program that provides, at no cost to the homeowner, noise mitigation measures to eligible residences in the 65dB – 75dB CNEL contours around FAT. The program reduces the impact of aircraft noise by providing and installing noise reducing windows, exterior doors, attic insulation and other acoustic treatments. The SMART Program is currently “on hold” pending approval by the FAA of the updated Noise Exposure Map. To learn more about the NEM Update go to fresnonem.com