Phoenix legal defeat prompts FAA to address noise concerns The FAA has responded well to its embarrassing Court Decision and the AP reports on the current status of the implementation of NextGen AT procedures…
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Phoenix, FAA Propose Plans to Lessen Aircraft Noise Court of Appeals sends FAA message FAA and PHX submit a proposed process- FAA allow “real participation? The implementation of NextGen on a tight schedule is a…
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.
While some NextGen objections may be valid, there is also much to be complimented. Here are the latest accomplishments over the past year, and a look into the next few years.
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.
The Table Mesa-FAA process is truly open. The most effective approach is a collaborative dialogue aimed at defining win/win alternatives to achieve NextGen efficiencies while fairly balancing noise impacts.
Here are some thoughts to consider on ATC privatization. Continuing with the current structure has problems, and changes pose risks. There is considerable momentum towards moving quickly, so my primary advice is to be cautious.
A Purdue study estimates NextGen will reduce carbon emissions by the equivalent of removing 300,000 cars annually. However, the noise impact of more precise flight patterns may force Congress to reconsider funding.