Monday, February 27, 2012

Long Island Residents Say Noise From JFK Overnight Arrivals On The Rise

FLORAL PARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Nassau County residents will get to sound off about new flight patterns for John F. Kennedy International Airport at a meeting on Monday as anger grows over increased aircraft noise.

The Port Authority said air traffic controllers used Runway 22L for 800 more overnight landings between September and December of last year than in the same period in 2010.

Those living in the flight path in Floral Park, New Hyde Park and Elmont said there has been a discernible increase in noise.

The Federal Aviation Administration has said it would take measures to lessen the noise after seeing a rise in complaints.

Politicians and aviation officials will meet with residents at 7:30 p.m. at the Garden City Library to address concerns.

The Town Village Aircraft Safety and Noise Abatement Committee, a group that represents nearly 145,000 people in 13 communities in Hempstead and North Hempstead, is hosting the event.

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