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Eshoo, Speier, Panetta Release FAA Update on Aircraft Noise in Three Congressional Districts (14, 18 and 20)

April 27th, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C—Today, Reps. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) released an update provided by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) response to recommendations made by the San Francisco Airport/Community Roundtable and the Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals. The FAA’s update comes after Reps. Eshoo, Speier, and Panetta formally requested an update on the progress of the FAA Initiative to Address Noise Concerns of Santa Cruz/Santa Clara/San Mateo/San Francisco Counties.

To date, the FAA has addressed 101 of the 203 items identified by the Select Committee and the SFO Roundtable. As stated in the FAA’s Executive Summary, ‘This April 2018 Further Update on Phase Two shares the current status of the FAA’s efforts on 12 topics that collectively total 10 Select Committee items and 24 SFO Roundtable items. Each topic references the specific Select Committee recommendation(s) and/or SFO Roundtable recommendation(s), from the November 2017 Update Phase Two ‘Response Tables’ and ‘Appendices.’ These 12 topics include the FAA’s progress on the following: Class B Redesign; BSR Overlay; BSR Overlay Ad-Hoc Subcommittee; BDEGA In-Trail Spacing; BDEGA ‘Down the Bay’ procedure; NIITE/HUSSH/CNDEL to GOBBS and South; use of time-based flow management tools for sequencing; Woodside VOR OTA revision; evaluation of BRIXX altitudes; RNAV Visual Approach to SFO’s Runway 28L; OAK departure procedure that flies down the Bay; and separately – not related to any Select Committee or SFO Roundtable recommendation — the FAA’s own action to implement the recent SERFR 3 Amendment.

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