Janet McEneaney is President of Queens Quiet Skies, a group advocating for relief from aviation noise impacts related to both the LaGuardia [KLGA] and Kennedy [KJFK] airports. These are two of the three major airports that serve the NYC area. FAA’s full capitulation to the airlines, to expand flight schedules beyond what these airports can accommodate, has not only created terrible impacts that are destroying communities, but is also the root cause of nearly all delays in the U.S. ATC system. In other words, if FAA simply chose to apply rational capacity discipline on the NYC airports, system delays would be massively reduced.
Janet makes some excellent points in her latest update email to QQS members. A PDF copy has been created, with active links to the referenced materials. Hopefully this will help other aviation impact activists to learn about what FAA/industry are doing, why NextGen is failing, how workgroups tend to become coopted/steered by FAA/industry, and more.
Click on the image below for a scrollable view; the PDF file may be downloaded.
BTW, Janet has been a great activist on this issue, for years. Read more here.
Also, archived copies of the documents linked within the QQS update may be accessed via these links:
- BWI Roundtable’s letter to FAA (3/31/2017)
- Maryland Congressional Delegation’s letter to FAA (4/19/2017)
- Maryland Governor Hogan’s letter to FAA (5/11/2017)
- Alderman Edward Braunstein letter to Governor Cuomo (5/2/2017)
- Press Release by Rep. Grace Meng (5/22/2017)
- Text of Bill introduced by Rep. Grace Meng (5/22/2017)