The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an International trade association, based in Montreal (same location as ICAO, which is its governmental twin). IATA represents some 265 airlines comprising 83% of global air traffic. Their website prominently notes, “Our mission … Continue reading →
A paper by Arline Bronzaft, published in the Open Journal of Social Sciences. Click here for original document. See also Arline’s 1998 publication, ‘A Voice to End the Government’s Silence on Noise’ (10p). Click on the image below for a … Continue reading →
Here’s a tip for how to very effectively expose FAA’s NextGen failure: study how ATC handles arriving flights during low-traffic time periods. For example, at the SeaTac Airport [KSEA], where Delta’s decision to start up a new hub in 2012 … Continue reading →
Here’s a copy of a Post blogged today by HACAN Clearskies, related to impacts near the London Heathrow Airport. This story is one man’s anonymous experiences. He first believed he would never be bothered by airplane noise, but the persistence … Continue reading →
…it’s not a real letter, just what they assumed they would hear from FAA and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ), if there was a rare case of authorities simply being honest and speaking the truth. In this example, they might be a sleep-deprived resident of Flushing or Malverne or Roslyn; somebody sick of the ‘Arc of Doom’, or the TNNIS Climb, or other ATC procedures issued to jam repetitive airline flights low and slow and loud, in and out of the hub airports at LaGuardia and JFK.
Obviously, the noise onslaught needs to end, and the Av-Gov players (FAA, airport authorities, airlines, etc.) need to adopt new policies and standards that properly consider noise and air pollution impacts.
Silence is “fundamentally embedded in everything that we do — in our relationships, in our work, in our waking, in our sleeping.” We need silence in our daily lives; it “…allows us to be much more balanced in the way that … Continue reading →
Here’s a video by a homeowner, north of the JFK airport, on Long Island. A weather pattern recently set in that resulted in ATC issuing north flow departures, off runways 4. The RNAV departure procedures, implemented as part of the … Continue reading →
The New York City area has many neighborhoods that are substantially impacted by airport noise, including new NextGen procedures. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that all three NYC major airports (KEWR, KJFK, KLGA) serve not only the large … Continue reading →
FAA and the airline industry have been implementing NextGen routes at major hub airports across the nation. Sadly, the routes are destroying neighborhoods, as the design process fails to properly consider how repetitive airplane noise patterns undermine peace and quiet, critical … Continue reading →