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In the realm of airplane noise, two of our representatives in Congress announced recently some progress in the effort to mitigate its impact on our neighborhood. On June 26, 2019, Congresswoman Kathleen Rice announced that her amendment to support the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airway Trust Fund has been approved by the House. These funds will aid […] Read More

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Apr 2, 2018 Press Release Newly enacted measure directs FAA to look at using more accurate metrics to measure effects of noise WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-Queens), Tom Suozzi (D-L.I./Queens), Joe Crowley (D-Queens/Bronx), Greg Meeks (D-Queens), Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn/Queens) and Kathleen Rice (D-L.I.), members of the Congressional Quiet Skies Caucus, announced today […] Read More

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

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