McCain,Flake urge FAA to address Phoenix flight-path changes

McCain,Flake urge FAA to address Phoenix flight-path changes

PHOENIX (AP) – U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake are again urging the Federal Aviation Administration to address community concerns about flight path changes at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Phoenix is suing the FAA over the situation that has led to aircraft noise that’s plagued some of the city’s historic neighborhoods since September 2014.

The FAA says the changes were part of its program designed to save fuel, reduce emissions and make air travel more efficient nationwide.

McCain and Flake sent another letter Wednesday to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta urging the agency to reach a resolution during an upcoming court-ordered mediation with Phoenix and community representatives.

The two Republican senators from Arizona want the FAA to take steps to mitigate the negative effects of the flight-path changes.

 

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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