Newport Beach Reaches Tentative Agreement With FAA Over Flight Paths | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-

Airborne Unlimited-

AMA Drone Report-

Airborne Unlimited-

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 04.23.18

Airborne-UnManned 04.24.18

Airborne 04.18.18

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18

Airborne 04.20.18


Airborne 04.23.18

Airborne-UnManned 04.24.18

Airborne 04.18.18

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18

Airborne 04.20.18

Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Newport Beach Reaches Tentative Agreement With FAA Over Flight Paths

Aircraft Departing John Wayne Airport Will Stay Closer To Newport Bay

The city of Newport Beach, CA has reached a tentative settlement with the FAA in its lawsuit challenging departure corridors from John Wayne Airport, the city said Tuesday night.

Under the terms of the agreement, the departure paths will continue to be located between existing noise monitors while the FAA develops and studies a curved departure procedure that will follow the contours of Upper Newport Bay, avoiding residential areas to the greatest extent possible. That procedure is expected to be in place in a few weeks, according to a report form the Los Angeles Times.

The flight corridors were changed when the FAA implemented the Southern California Metroplex project. It took planes over homes just after takeoff. Newport, which was joined in the suit by Orange County, challenged the accuracy of the FAA's environmental assessment for the Metroplex Project. The agency said that there would be no significant effects on the communities surrounding the airport.

The settlement requires the FAA to fully analyze any future changes to flight paths under the National Environmental Policy Act. In a statement, City Attorney Aaron Harp said that the settlement was a better outcome that the city could have expected had the case gone to trial, which would have been limited to the adequacy of the environmental assessment.

The agreement must be approved by the FAA and the U.S. Department of Justice.

FMI: Original report


More News

UPDATE: The Dirtiest of Washington Politics? -- ATC Privatization By Deception?

Stunning, Deceptive, Dirty Politics... Shuster Is At It Again, But This Time We Need To React FAST! ANN RealTime News Update, 04.24.18, 2302 ET: Well... initial info suggests that >[...]

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18: AMA Leadership, FAA Reauthorization, Coachella

Also: New French Regs, Drone Boot Camp, Public Safety Drone Standards, DroneShield Protects NASCAR It’s a little bit sad and yet a bit cool to see AMA make an exciting change>[...]

Airborne/Barnstorming 04.23.18: We Can Do So Much Better...

I'll Admit It... We're A Mite Frustrated, But We're ALSO Not Quitting... Ever Comments/Analysis/News/Video by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell We've accomplished so much over >[...]

Airborne 04.23.18: Hemisphere Suspended, Thunderbirds Fly, Apple v Drones

Also: New NASA Administrator, AD For CFM56-7B, Engine Display Upgrade On C-441, First BBJ MAX Textron Aviation has suspended work on the Citation Hemisphere large business jet, cit>[...]

ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2018 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few... E-I-C Note: There's very little we can say yet, but there is a reason why this may be THE year to throw in with ANN to cover the extr>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC