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FAA prohibits flights to Israel airport for 24 hours
FAA prohibits flights to Israel airport for 24 hours
News Liam La Guerre 7/22/2014 at 4:51PM

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told U.S. carriers on Tuesday not to fly to or from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, following a rocket strike that landed just one mile from the airport.

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.

Newly formed JetBlue Foundation gives $25K grants to two Queens schools
Newly formed JetBlue Foundation gives $25K grants to two Queens schools
Southeast Angy Altamirano 12/19/2013 at 2:01PM

JetBlue Airways has given aviation students an extra push to fly above and beyond after announcing the launch of the JetBlue Foundation, created to encourage and advance aviation-related education by sparking interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.

Pols introduce bill in Congress to alleviate airplane noise
Pols introduce bill in Congress to alleviate airplane noise
News Angy Altamirano 12/06/2013 at 5:07PM

Congressmember Joe Crowley gathered with state and local elected officials, advocates and community members Friday to announce the introduction of the Silent Skies Act bill that will work to alleviate airplane noise pollution in neighborhoods surrounding LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports.

Cuomo veto fast-tracks aircraft noise studies
News Melissa Chan 11/18/2013 at 4:27PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo shut down a Senate bill last week and instead demanded the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey conduct a noise study and establish a community roundtable. The governor vetoed a two-state bill last Wednesday that would have required the authority to determine the effects of aircraft noise with a one-time [...]

BP Marshall joins chorus for FAA exemption
News Melissa Chan 9/27/2013 at 4:09PM

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 [...]

Pols call on FAA to exempt Queens airports from proposed federal rule
Pols call on FAA to exempt Queens airports from proposed federal rule
News Melissa Chan 9/18/2013 at 4:36PM

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. [...]

200 homes in Bayside, Flushing file airplane noise complaints last month
200 homes in Bayside, Flushing file airplane noise complaints last month
Top Stories Melissa Chan 7/26/2013 at 10:50AM

Almost all the noise complaints filed last month at three major airports came from Queens, according to data obtained by The Courier. More than 700 calls about airplane noise flooded LaGuardia Airport this June, while 348 grievances came in about John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to statistics from the Port Authority of New York [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/11/2013 at 7:24AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 84. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Thursday Night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 72. Winds from the WNW at 5 [...]

Pols push for two-state study of airplane noise
Pols push for two-state study of airplane noise
Top Stories Melissa Chan 7/01/2013 at 3:55PM

Airport operators have become the target of the latest localized effort to quiet Queens skies. The state legislature has passed a bill that would require the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to conduct a one-time study to determine the effects of aircraft noise on Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island and Jersey residents. “With [...]