airplane noise

Gov. announces measures to address Queens plane noise
Gov. announces measures to address Queens plane noise
News Melissa Chan 3/25/2014 at 3:13PM

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey will double its sound monitors and create an office to address soaring noise complaints, under a string of new orders announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Op-ed: Making Silent Skies a reality
News Op-Ed 12/15/2013 at 1:56PM

BY CONGRESSMEMBER JOSEPH CROWLEY

Anyone who lives here in Queens can tell you just how loud and disruptive the noise of airplanes can be. Millions of Americans throughout the country, including those who live in the s communities surrounding LaGuardia and JFK Airports are impacted by constant, thunderous engine noise all day long.

FAA to look into JFK, LaGuardia flight patterns
News Melissa Chan 5/21/2013 at 1:56PM

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 [...]

Despite relief, plane noise may still plague northeast Queens
Despite relief, plane noise may still plague northeast Queens
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/22/2013 at 10:18AM

Northeast Queens residents may get a respite from the plane noise that tormented them last summer — but not full relief. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials said there would be fewer planes flying over portions of Bayside and Flushing. But, depending on traffic and wind, there could be times residents could hear the same turbulence [...]

FAA approves controversial airplane route
FAA approves controversial airplane route
News Melissa Chan 12/14/2012 at 10:00AM

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 [...]

FAA says it should have notified residents of increased plane noise
FAA says it should have notified residents of increased plane noise
News Melissa Chan 9/14/2012 at 12:58PM

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 [...]

New flight patterns a failure: residents, pols
New flight patterns a failure: residents, pols
News Melissa Chan 8/29/2012 at 9:32AM

The trial period testing a new departure procedure at LaGuardia Airport has failed, said local leaders who recently rallied to put an end to the thundering turbulence tormenting residents in northeast Queens. “New flight patterns cannot be instituted if they are so detrimental to the quality of life for residents,” said State Senator Tony Avella [...]