City of Phoenix Says FAA Could Create New Flight Path To Curb Noise

Published: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 3:26pm
(Photo by Al Macias-KJZZ)
An airplane taking off from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

The City of Phoenix says The Federal Aviation Administration will look at creating a new departure path out of Sky Harbor to curb airplane noise impacting some Phoenix neighborhoods. The news came after Mayor Greg Stanton and Congressman Ruben Gallego met with the head of the FAA last week in Washington D.C.

Last year, the FAA implemented changes to some of its arrival and departure flights when it implemented its new satellite-based system called Next Gen.

"This a good first step and now we look forward to details of what can be done to mitigate the noise in our central City neighborhoods, but the bigger picture is that we want to mitigate the noise elsewhere," said Steve Dreiseszun, a longtime resident of the FQ Story neighborhood.

Dreiseszun said other Valley neighborhoods have been negatively affected by the flight path changes. He hopes that is taken into consideration at next month’s meeting, as well.


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