The Boston Logan Airport Noise Study (BLANS), a cooperative effort undertaken by the FAA, Massport and the Logan Airport Community Advisory Committee (CAC), recently completed Phase 3 and should provide the bases for finding win/win alternatives.
From the ashes, the FAA needs to create a miraculous Phoenix composed of improved involvement in designing PHX flight tracks. A more rigorous approach to introducing these ATC advances is needed to assure that NextGen will be implemented.
The battle over East Hampton Airport and the abortive attempt to impose access restrictions may not be over.
The community response from NextGen implementation plans suggests something is not right. It would seem advisable for the FAA to adopt a more proactive approach.
While the Supreme Court closed this case, East Hampton will move “full steam ahead” with a Part 161 airport study.
Lantana Airport recently enforced a 44 year old jet ban. If LNA is found to be in violation and the county refuses to rescind it, millions of AIP grants could be at risk.
Before investing in a Rikers Island terminal and runway for LGA, an intense study of arrival and departure patterns should be completed.
The letter from Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on the DEN Metroplex noise impact may get the fleeting attention of the FAA, but it provides the FAA with no substantive guidance among difficult alternatives.