PHL-CAW
12/22/2005
  NJCAAN Comments On The Metro Airspace Redesign
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently issued a proposal for revising the flight patterns over the NY/NJ/Philadelphia Metropolitan area. Since the last major FAA redesign in 1987 introduced major noise problems to New Jersey, this new proposal is of great concern. The New Jersey Coalition Against Aircraft Noise (NJCAAN) has preliminarily reviewed the new plan and is appalled by the “Integrated Airspace” and “Modified” concept proposals. These concepts would dramatically increase aircraft noise for hundreds of thousands of people, with especially heavy impact on the residential communities in close proximity to Newark Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia Airport.

The FAA developed the project behind closed doors with aviation industry participation and no participation by the public or environmental regulatory agencies. The interests of people on the ground have been ignored and years of planned noise abatement procedures could be discarded. We are calling upon our elected officials to review potential Federal Advisory Committee
Act (FACA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) violations that the FAA may have committed in the project’s development. NJCAAN believes that the FAA should go back to the “drawing board” to create a plan that better serves all interests.

NJCAAN has a detailed assessment of the project on its Internet site at www.njcann.org in the METRO AIRSPACE REDESIGN section.

Robert Belzer
President
www.njcaan.org


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