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From the Queens Tribune: The New York Community Aviation Roundtable’s LaGuardia Committee elected its executive officers at its June 21 meeting, making a significant step forward in the roundtable’s otherwise unsteady take-off. At its first meeting in April, the LaGuardia Committee was stalled since it lacked a quorum and was unable to elect officers. But […] Read More

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Move seeks to improve efforts to mitigate aircraft noise over Queens and other impacted communities WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort to better mitigate excessive airplane noise, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) reintroduced legislation that would take the job of combating aircraft noise away from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and instead provide the responsibility […] Read More

From QChron: When Gov. Cuomo in January announced his $10 billion proposal to rebuild and revitalize much of John F. Kennedy International Airport, comparatively little attention was paid to his desire to lift if not eliminate a cap on flight slots into and out of JFK. The governor said it is necessary to maximize JFK’s […] Read More

From the Times Ledger: Delta Airlines announced it would take the initiative to reduce airplane noise over Queens by switching to larger and quieter aircraft. A Thursday press release said they would stop flying the MD-88 aircraft on a scheduled basis out of LaGuardia Airport and use those routes to fly the “quieter, more fuel-efficient” […] Read More

From the Queens Tribune: Delta Airlines will stop flying a particular plane model, the MD-88, known for its louder engine, from LaGuardia Airport, the company announced today. The change is effective March 2. In a statement, Delta’s New York Vice President Henry Kuykendall emphasized consideration of the surrounding community as a motivation for the change. […] Read More

From Delta.com: NEW YORK — Delta will stop flying MD-88 aircraft on a scheduled basis at New York’s LaGuardia Airport effective March 2. The airline will instead fly existing MD-88 routes on a mix of quieter, more fuel-efficient Airbus A320 family aircraft, Boeing 737s and a limited number of MD-90 mainline aircraft, minimizing environmental impact […] Read More

From the New York Post: Delta will no longer fly its loudest planes at LaGuardia in response to repeated complaints from Queens residents, the company announced Thursday. The airline replaced its MD-88 aircraft with quieter, more fuel-efficient Airbus A320 planes, Boeing 737s, and a handful of MD-90 mainline aircraft, company officials said. The new planes […] Read More

From QChron.com: Delta Airlines is making Queens’ skies a little quieter. The airline announced on March 2 that it will no longer be regularly flying the approximately 30 MD-88 aircrafts it operated daily. Less noisy and more fuel-efficient planes — Boeing 737s, Airbus A320s and a limited group of MD-90s — will fly on the […] Read More

From the Queens Chronicle: Total Republican control of Washington hasn’t discouraged some Queens lawmakers from pushing a bill to make information about the health effects of airplane noise and emissions available to the Federal Aviation Administration. The Airplane Impacts Mitigation Act, which was introduced by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), is co-sponsored by Reps. Joe Crowley […] Read More

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