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FAA upgrade takes a toll on residents' sleep

Since NextGen started, noise complaints have jumped dramatically in communities all over the country

FAA administrator Michael Huerta said the agency is re-examining how it measures noise, noting that current standards date from the 1970s.


The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has touted the benefits of its shift to a modern, more sophisticated system for managing air traffic.

NextGen, it says, reduces carbon emissions, speeds departures and will save millions, even billions, in fuel costs. In...

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