FAA planning to authorize new approach to Newark Airport

This means some random community will be targeted without warning, and will be subjected to the non-stop barrage of low flying arrivals that we already see here in Nassau.  This new approach will impede arrivals onto JFK runway 13L, which will also mean, more arrivals over runway 22 that loop around Long Island.

*13L is used in combination with 22R/L when JFK is using 3-runway configuration.

Representative Grace Meng has sent a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta voicing her concerns, also signed by Rep. Joe Crowley, Rep. Greg Meeks, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, and Rep. Steve Israel.

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Our Senators finally speak

New York Senator Schumer and Senator Gillibrand’s letter to the FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.  It’s a start, and we appreciate the letter from our Senators.  We’re glad they brought up the topic of DNL, but not necessarily mentioning the push for more modern levels, 55db (which entails a flawed method on how airplane noise is measured, by taking the aggregate data and not per flight basis).

Community engagement is huge.  Let’s see if/how the FAA responds.  Please send your thanks to our Senators for their letter.

Read the letter here

 

North Hempstead Aircraft Noise Committee Releases Newsletter Reporting on Initiatives and Possible Remedies

North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board announced that the Town’s Aircraft Noise Public Education and Outreach Committee has released a newsletter, which is now available on the Town’s website. The newsletter includes articles regarding the rise of aircraft noise in the Town, how it affects the quality of life, information about local initiatives and possible remedies for the problem. You can read the full report at: www.northhempsteadny.gov/aircraftnoise.

“Airplane noise is a quality of life issue that affects our residents and these committees serve as a conduit to bring their concerns to our federal officials and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),” said Supervisor Bosworth.

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North Hempstead Takes New Steps To Fight Increased Aircraft Noise

The Town of North Hempstead has created two aircraft noise committees in 2015 to help advocate for reduction in overhead aircraft noise.

Now, Supervisor Judi Bosworth has announced a newsletter will provide residents with updates on meetings between the committees and the Federal Aviation Administration, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.

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Mayor of East Hills to County Exec and Supervisor: Sue The FAA Now! It’s Plane Wrong!

Mayor Koblenz, on Monday, April 11th, wrote to County Executive Ed Mangano and to Town of North Hempstead Supervisor, Judi Bosworth, calling on them to consider immediately suing the FAA to gain equal distribution of the flight patterns. In the past, he had tried other avenues of recourse, but “they have been unavailing” he said. “Hopefully, through a law suit against the FAA we could gain some relief from the excessive noise and pollution.”

Below are links to copies of the letters which were sent to these officials.

Letter to County Executive Mangano
Letter to Supervisor Bosworth

http://www.villageofeasthills.org/

House leadership to shelve FAA overhaul

The GOP saw through Rep. Bill Shuster’s motives and his close relationship with A4A.

The House Republican leadership is shelving plans to pass an overhaul of the Federal Aviation Administration, a major blow to House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania, according to multiple senior aides.

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Flake, McCain Introduce Bill Requiring Stakeholder Input on FAA Airspace Changes

Flake and McCain are on the ball.

Where are our NY senators?

U.S Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) today introduced the Airspace Management Advisory Committee Act. The bill – which stems from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) failure to engage with communities and airports before altering flight paths into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport – would require the FAA to create an airspace management advisory committee to review and provide input on future significant airspace changes. The legislation builds on a recent bill by Flake and McCain to require the FAA to engage with communities and airports before altering flight paths.

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Shuster lounges poolside with airline lobbyists as he pursues FAA bill

It’s the latest example of the Transportation Committee chairman’s coziness with the airline industry.  The Airlines have the politicians in their back pocket, (or gets in bed with, literally).  Our politicians should have the citizen’s best interests top of mind.

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Enforceable Aviation Noise Standards Are Needed in the Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2016

Taber has got it right.

Recognizing that aviation noise is a public health issue that can no longer be ignored, the Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2016 (AIRR) contains several provisions that seem to address the problem of aviation noise. Section 614, for example, will increase community involvement in processes that may increase aviation noise. Section 604 requires the FAA to review the relationship between aircraft noise exposure and its effects on communities around airports. And Sections 137 requires the FAA to revisit its methodology for assessing aviation noise, while Section 138 requires the FAA to revisit certain actions for which a categorical exclusion was taken. These are steps forward in setting up a more responsive aviation noise regulatory framework. However, without enforceable aviation noise standards, these provisions mean very little.

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