Since the Federal Aviation Administration’s NextGen implementation in early 2015, the amount of aircraft noise, emissions, and community concerns have increased exponentially.
The FAA’s mission is to “provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system”, but this provides limited protection for residents on the ground. The FAA estimates of noise impacts do not reflect how residents experience noise and are not accurate. Furthermore, the FAA is neither proactive nor transparent in its communication with the community, and does not disclose sufficient information. Elected officials and residents learn about changes after decisions are made and without prior, meaningful involvement with the communities that are affected.