Posts Tagged “nextgen”

September 23, 2019 Newsletter

September 23, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Neighbors,There’s evidence this month that our voices are being heard.  Read on…  DOT INSPECTOR GENERAL’S REPORT ON NEXTGEN NAVIGATION The Inspector General of the Department of Transportation issued a report last month about how and whether the FAA is meeting expectations with its NextGen Performance-Based Navigation program.  NextGen is the satellite-based navigation system that…

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June 23, 2019 Newsletter

June 23, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Neighbors, There’s some big news this week.  Many of you are frustrated and think we can’t make change.  I say otherwise.  We always said it would be slow but it’s happening. GAO TO AUDIT FAA NOISE METRICS AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH The Government Accountability Office is a federal agency that works for Congress.  The GAO’s…

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September 10, 2018 Newsletter

September 10, 2018 Newsletter

Letter from Rep. Grace Meng to US Dept of Transportation Dear Neighbors — I am attaching a letter that Rep. Grace Meng wrote to Dept of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on our behalf.  It asks for action on several items.   It’s a terrific letter.  Rep. Meng first discusses the Columbia-QQS public health study that came…

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August 15, 2018 Newsletter

August 15, 2018 Newsletter

Columbia U public health study of TNNIS RNAV published. Dear Neighbors — Today, an article by a team of researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  It is a study of the TNNIS RNAV, the NextGen departure route that has caused so…

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December 7, 2017 Newsletter

December 7, 2017 Newsletter

Dear neighbors: Usually, the end of the year is a quiet time (although not, unfortunately, in our skies).  This month, though, there’s a lot happening.  I am going to start with two announcements this evening and a little news  I may have more to share later in the month.   ——————————————————————————————————————————   AIRNOISE IS HERE…

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FAA Says NextGen Noise Is Different

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…

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