California flight path slammed on noise woes

California’s senators waded into a debate over ongoing concerns about noise caused by new flight paths Monday with a letter asking the head of the Federal Aviation Administration to address the complaints, according to the LA Times.

The number of complaints to the San Francisco International Airport’s Noise Abatement Office has spiked since new, state-of-the-art routes passing over Palo Alto and Santa Cruz were enacted.

Similar concerns have been raised at other airports across the country, and the FAA is studying potential changes to the traffic control system, the Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen, that will keep efficiencies but reduce noise.

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