BP Marshall joins chorus for FAA exemption


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Borough President Helen Marshall has joined the ranks of Queens congressmembers who are urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to exempt two major city airports from a new federal rule. “While the FAA’s Regional Administrator for our area has made an effort to work with my office and others in the borough, I believe that […]

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Pols call on FAA to exempt Queens airports from proposed federal rule


| mchan@queenscourier.com

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Two major city airports should be exempt from a new federal rule that would allow flight changes to be made without an environmental review, Queens congressmembers are demanding. Representatives Steve Israel, Grace Meng and Joseph Crowley are urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue to implement change impact studies at LaGuardia and John F. […]

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FAA to look into JFK, LaGuardia flight patterns


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Queens residents fighting feds over airplane noise that turned some suburban neighborhoods into veritable warzones last summer have won a small battle. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has agreed to form a committee to review the decision-making process it used last December when the agency approved new flight patterns over the borough. The new routes […]

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Congress passes bill to help end FAA furloughs


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Flyers can travel easier. Congress has passed a bill that will help end Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) furloughs and prevent more delayed flights. The Senate and House overwhelmingly approved the legislation, which shifts funding and allows the FAA to put its air traffic controllers back to work, according to reports. White House spokesman Jay Carney […]

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FAA approves controversial airplane route


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A controversial airplane route that polluted the skies with noise during its trial run has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The “TNNIS Climb” — in which departing LaGuardia Airport traffic turns left to the north off Runway 13 — has been given the green light for takeoff, FAA officials said, even after […]

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FAA says it should have notified residents of increased plane noise


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Borough leaders lambasted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after they said a concluded trial period testing a new departure procedure at LaGuardia Airport took off and landed without proper community notice. “This is the borough board … This is where you start. You don’t end up here. I don’t think you’re in touch,” said Borough […]

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RKO Keith’s to rise: FAA approval means 17-story development will fly


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While the curtain has long come down on a historic former movie house in Flushing, recent approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has green lighted RKO Keith’s Theatre for Act 2. The proposed 17-story development will be built approximately 7,000 feet from the runway at LaGuardia Airport, which raised concerns in the past as […]

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FAA Okays New Plane Departure Schedule Over Belle Harbor


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Anti-Noise Program Launched Ahead Of Schedule Hundreds of JFK nighttime plane departures, formerly headed over Belle Harbor, are now diverted over an ocean inlet just west of the Rockaway peninsula by a space-age system, it was announced by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Citing the cooperation of the national Air Traffic Controllers Association, the FAA […]

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Sen. Schumer, what was he thinking?


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Residents of Bayside, Little Neck, Douglaston and Auburndale have for two years been living under the terrible noise of the new take-off route out of LaGuardia Airport called the TENIS Climb. Planes fly low and often and create noise that precludes outdoor conversations, and even [indoor conversations through] open windows. Moreover, the expectation is that […]

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NYC airports experience most delays during recent extreme weather


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The latest spell of extreme weather left thousands of delays and cancellations at airports across the country, but New York City area airports were hit particularly hard, according to an analysis by the Global Gateway Alliance.

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JetBlue halting flights at NYC area, Boston airports


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JetBlue is suspending outgoing flights at JFK, LaGuardia, Newark, and Boston’s Logan airports to catch up with weather-related delays and cancellations. The airline started reducing flight operations at 1 p.m. Monday and will fully halt departing flights at 5 p.m., said a JetBlue spokesperson.

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