in fact, it’s only going to get worse.
JFK Runway 4R/22L, the runway of choice for arrivals (effectively routing airplanes over Northern Nassau and parts of Suffolk), will undergo construction “to make more efficient” and to accommodate even LARGER airplanes. That’s right; even bigger, slow moving, louder airplanes will be cruising above our homes after the runway work is completed later this year.
The official notice:
*** Runway 4R/22L will have a long term closure starting from 2/27/17 12:00 AM until 6/1/17 for Runway Rehabilitation Project ***
Expected schedule: 2/27 – 5/31 Full runway closure; 6/1 – 9/4 Nighttime closures; 9/5 – 11/17 Full runway closure. The First 72 hr shutdown of 13L LOC is scheduled to begin 3/20/17
The expected completion date is 11/17/2017, the day before we all die an even slower death. Not looking forward to the increased noise and air pollution!
See the schedule here
Interesting how the runway will re-open in time for the Summer. Almost as if this is done to give Long Beach a break, while making the outdoor weather unbearable for Northern Nassau. Just a theory!
As of today, JFK air traffic controllers have switched from the combined used of 22L and 13L for arrivals, to 22L/R full time.
What does this mean? Remember how terrible the noise and air was in April (just before runway reconstruction)? It will be worse than that. 22R was modified wider and longer to accommodate the heavies.
Good luck getting any rest going forward, and prepare your lungs to inhale the particulate matter emitted from the aircrafts above from now until Congress figures out how to stomp out NextGen (not likely). Problem is, the airline industry has powerful lobbyist (Global Gateway Alliance) who are fighting very hard to keep NextGen alive. Corrupted officials’ wallets are getting heavier, while Autism runs rampant on the Island.
Goodbye to your welfare, and good luck.
The “endangerment finding” by the Environmental Protection Agency would allow the administration to implement a global carbon dioxide emissions standard being developed by the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization.
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