Friday, February 15, 2013

Looking to reduce airport noise

From the Daily News:

Queens elected officials are urging the FAA to redesign flight patterns to curb aircraft noise around its two airports.

The Federal Aviation Administration changed flight patterns at LaGuardia and JFK Airports about a year ago, prompting a new round of complaints among neighbors.

Reps. Grace Meng (D-Queens) and Steve Israel (D-Queens, Long Island) sent a letter to the FAA this week requesting a meeting with the head of the agency to discuss the concerns.

“The noise is a very serious problem. It is disruptive,” Israel told the Daily News on Wednesday. “The FAA must take into consideration vital community feedback and consider redesigning new flight patterns.”

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) said the FAA is in for the fight of its life.

“Giving the FAA almost carte blanche is simply wrong,” said Avella, who would also like to see an environmental impact statement done on the flight pattern changes. “We’re not going to let this go.”
His office is in the process of setting up a community meeting with FAA officials for March 14.


Anonymous said...

The PA need to restrict LGA to Commercial Aviation and large charter flights only. Private planes can go to Teterboro or Westchester. They also need to retry that landing slot auction. Many of the flights leave 1/4 or half empty. The regional jets take up lots of slots. There needs to be some flight consolidation there too.

Anonymous said...

Enough of airlines making money at the taxpayers' expense. Imagine any other industry doing what the airline industry does? Never mind a federal agency giving them the go ahead to do so.

Too many planes. Stop it now!

Anonymous said...

Nice to see that Grace Meng got involved. Some QC readers love to say that she only cares about her Taiwanese constituents - unless she told the FAA that the planes can fly everywhere except over houses owned by Taiwanese...

Anonymous said...

CLOSE THE F-----G AIRPORT...or else restrict its flights! That tiny (originally "La Guardia Field") antiquated piece of crap is overloaded with air traffic