City Sues FAA Over LAX Flight Plans

Accusing the FAA of persistently failing to address the negative impacts of overflights of aircraft headed to LAX, L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer announced today he is suing the agency, challenging recent changes affecting incoming aircraft flying over mid-City and central Los Angeles. “The FAA’s changes allegedly were done without proper environmental review or public input and represent the latest example of FAA’s persistent failure to address noise and other negative impacts from aircraft overflights in those areas,” Feuer said in a statement. The city’s petition also challenges the FAA’s recent decision to limit public comment on flight procedures, and

Helicopter Noise Complaints Deserve Federal Funding, CA Politicians Say

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Burbank, Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and several other members of California’s congressional delegation sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration asking it to reverse a decision to terminate funding for the Los Angeles Automated Complaint System. They also asked for improvements that would more accurately track helicopters across Los Angeles County.