Posts Tagged “nextgen”

December Newsletter

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December 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

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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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Waiting for Some Answers About the Alleged Cause of Air Traffic Delays

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Waiting for Some Answers About the Alleged Cause of Air Traffic Delays

The airlines have been campaigning for NextGen satellite GPS navigation technology and privatizing air traffic control. The drumbeat continues. We keep hearing that “antiquated” air traffic control — as well as little old homely LaGuardia Airport — are the source of delays that back up our entire country’s air traffic system. We’ve never seen any…

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Increases in LGA Departures Over Northeast Queens, Jackson Heights, & Woodside

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Increases in LGA Departures Over Northeast Queens, Jackson Heights, & Woodside

This report will be the first in a series of releases that help to accomplish our stated goals. Through the expanded use of the Freedom of Information Act requests, QQS has acquired long desired data on NextGen flight routes like the TNNIS Climb as well as a wealth of data on both airports. Further, the…

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Hold the FAA accountable for airplane noise

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Hold the FAA accountable for airplane noise

Send Letters to President Obama and Congress Click here to sign the petition. While airplanes used to mostly fly over unpopulated areas, new satelite-based technologies are allowing airplanes to fly closer together and over wider swaths of our cities. This has resulted in a huge increase in aircraft noise and air pollution in many of…

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Why Are Some Cities More Equal Than Other Cities?

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Why Are Some Cities More Equal Than Other Cities?

Here’s a question we could ask FAA Commissioner Michael Huerta: why are some cities more equal than other cities? As you can see in this newspaper article, the city of Charlotte gets kid-glove treatment when it comes to aircraft noise from NextGen procedures. What are we, chopped liver? Read about FAA’s solution to airplane noise…

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