FAA Says NextGen Noise Is Different

We’ve been saying that since 2012. Here’s a link to an article from Boston-area local news outlet wickedlocal.com. Proactively responding to local residents and their elected officials, the FAA Boston office recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Massport (the Boston equivalent of the NY/NJ Port Authority) to undertake a 6-month study by MIT of NextGen noise. Among the remarks at the meeting with elected officials, the Boston FAA said that the noise created by NextGen routes is different and cannot adequately be measured by the metrics it ordinarily uses. All around the country, except in the New York metro area, local airport operators and the FAA are trying to respond — some more effectively than others — to residents’ aviation noise complaints.


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