Airplane Noise and Altitudes

Our office has been working with various entities to mitigate the disturbances created by the FAA’s implementation of the NextGen program (where satellites and GPS are replacing ground-based radar to increase air-traffic efficiency). Our actions on the issue are indicated in the timeline below.

May 25

Staff LAWA Meeting

My staff and I met with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) General Manager, Deborah Flint and her team where it was confirmed that our direction was to work at the federal level. CD10 requested access to LAWA’s altitude data. LAWA agreed to have their consultants prepare an exhaustive altitude report to determine altitudes of aircraft before and after implantation of the FAA’s NextGen program.