Great news! Assembly Member Markey just received confirmation that the FAA will also attend her November 6th meeting at Maspeth Town Hall with the Port Authority. Please make every effort to attend! Let's put a STOP to this plane noise!
Roe Daraio, President
Comet Civic Association
M.E.D.I.A. A.D.V.I.S.O.R.Y: FAA & Port Authority at Public Meeting to Discuss New Programs to Deal with LaGuardia Airplane Traffic and Noise
Assemblywoman Marge Markey brings agencies responsible for LaGuardia Airport planes, in the air and on the ground, to Maspeth Town Hall at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, November 6
Airplane traffic over neighborhoods in the flight path approaching LaGuardia Airport has been a long-standing concern. To better understand how public agencies are addressing noise and environmental concerns, Assemblywoman Margaret Markey is sponsoring a public meeting where officials from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the Port Authority of NY & NJ will make presentations about monitor and deal with complaints and .
The meeting will be Wednesday, November 6, at 7pm at Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72nd Street, in Maspeth.
“We know there are problems as a result of airplane traffic above our neighborhoods. This is a meeting to provide information about why, and about what the two agencies responsible for these aircraft in the air and on the ground are doing about it,” said Assemblywoman Markey. “I invite everybody who is concerned about flights that appear to be too loud, too low and too frequent to attend.”
Federal Aviation Administration officials will discuss their NextGen program which is applying satellite-based technology to streamline aircraft landing procedures at LaGuardia and other major U.S. airports. Port Authority officials will discuss their new Airport Noise and Operations Management System (ANOMS) for all its NYC region airports, including LaGuardia. The new system will permit the PA to use fixed and portable monitoring equipment to tract noise and identify aircraft that exceed the PA’s authorized noise level of 112 decibels. The PA says that eventually the public will be able to obtain virtually current airplane flight data and file a complaint that will identify the specific flight and airline of offenders.