New Routes Mean More Noise/Pollution for Some Homes near Airports-and Millions of Homes Far Away from Airports  

  What does it mean to live “near an airport”? Millions of U.S. citizens living in formerly peaceful neighborhoods are now discovering, years or even decades later, that they bought or rented homes near airports. The reason: The FAA’s ongoing implementation of NextGen, its new satellite-based air traffic control system.  NextGen was fast-tracked through Congress… Continue reading New Routes Mean More Noise/Pollution for Some Homes near Airports-and Millions of Homes Far Away from Airports  

Politicians: Ask the FAA to Prove NextGen is “Green”

  The FAA and the airline industry told Congress and the American public that the new NextGen air traffic control system would create fuel savings, fewer emissions and “greener” performance. Where is the data supporting this promise? By contrast, ample evidence exists that aircraft produce noise and toxic emissions that are detrimental to human health… Continue reading Politicians: Ask the FAA to Prove NextGen is “Green”

Airplane Noise Pollution/Toxic Emissions – A NYC Council Issue

The aircraft noise pollution and toxic emissions created by new FAA flight patterns are not just “a federal issue.” New York City, as the “landlord” of its airports, has control over how they are used. Aircraft and airport operators must abide by local environmental and noise regulations. The new FAA NextGen technology was fast tracked… Continue reading Airplane Noise Pollution/Toxic Emissions – A NYC Council Issue

NextGen: Too many New Yorkers are “losing big.”

What is the FAA’s new NextGen air traffic control system? NextGen is a satellite-based GPS navigation system, much like the GPS that you use in your car. It permits much more precise aircraft navigation than the land-based radar system that was used before. Planes can be flown at lower altitudes and closer together. That’s good… Continue reading NextGen: Too many New Yorkers are “losing big.”

More Low-Flying Airplanes… More Noise… More Toxic Emissions…

You’re walking down the street and you look up at the sky — it seems like the airplanes are flying much lower than you remembered. You can see the tail markings quite clearly. And it seems that they’re coming in more frequently, every 60 seconds or so. That’s exactly what’s happening – in NYC and… Continue reading More Low-Flying Airplanes… More Noise… More Toxic Emissions…