FAA to extend review of Logan flight path changeAP , Associated Press
Sep. 18, 2013 2:34 AM ET
MILTON, Mass. (AP) — A flood of noise complaints in Milton has prompted federal regulators to spend an extra six months studying the impact of a flight path change out of Logan Airport.
The change, implemented in June, sends more departing flights from Runway 33L over Milton and neighboring towns.
The Patriot-Ledger reports (http://bit.ly/1aRgNxu) that the change aims to allow airplanes to following existing flight paths more closely. An environmental review concluded it would have "no significant impact."
But in the month following the change, Milton residents made 327 airplane noise complaints, almost as many as they had in the first six months of the year combined.
In a letter to state Sen. Brian Joyce, a Milton Democrat, the Federal Aviation Administration agreed the extra review would allow for a more accurate picture of the impact of the change.
Information from: The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot Ledger, http://www.patriotledger.com