Sound Initiative…A Coalition for Quieter Skies
Sound Initiative's goal is to end the
use of Stage 1 and 2 aircraft weighing less than 75,000 pounds. An airport-industry
led coalition comprised of government, environmental, and anti-noise
proponents, Sound Initiative has successfully encouraged Congress to phase
out Stage 1 and Stage 2 aircraft under 75,000 pounds, just as the requirements
found in the 1990 Airport Noise and Capacity Act did for aircraft over
FAA Reauthorization Brings Long-Awaited Phase-Out of Noisy Aircraft
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FAA Modernization and Reform Act Section 506
AIN Online Action Feb 23, 2012
BlueSky Business Aviation News Article Feb 23, 2012
Aero News Network Article Feb 23, 2012
Aspen Times Article Feb 23, 2012
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H.R. 915 Section 506
H.R.2881 - FAA Reauthorization Act of 2007
S.1300 Aviation Investment and Modernization Act of 2007
5-YEAR PHASE OUT PART OF FAA REAUTHORIZATION BILL
On May 16, the Senate Commerce Committee approved an amendment offered by Senator Lautenberg to the FAA Reauthorization Bill (S.1300).
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REP. FRELINGHUYSEN (NJ) VOICES SUPPORT FOR SI EFFORT
Congressman Frelinghuysen, who represents the host district to Morristown Municipal Airport, submitted this statement to the Aviation Subcommittee.
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SI TESTIFIES BEFORE HOUSE AV SUBCOMMITTEE TO PUSH PHASE OUT
Sound Initiative testified on March 28th before the House Aviation Subcommittee as it deliberates on FAA reauthorization issues. The testimony followed additional Capitol hill meetings encouraging support for quieter skies.
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NJAA SUPPORTS SOUND INITIATIVE
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SOUND INITIATIVE ASKS CONGRESS TO REDUCE NOISE
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UDATE MARCH 2007
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GROUP WANTS NOISY JETS AT BOCA AIRPORT MUFFLED JAN. 15, 2007
Boca Raton residents who live near the airport may get some relief from noisy jets if new legislation to phase out those planes passes in Congress this year. Click here
EFFORTS SEEK TO CURB AIRPORT NOISE- JAN. 4, 2007
Noisy smaller jets taking off and landing at Hanscom Field in Bedford are always the subject of criticism by officials and residents in the four towns adjoining the airfield. Click Here
SENATE BILL INTRODUCED DEC. 7, 2006
For introduction and "Aircraft Noise Reduction Act of 2006"
NO MORE STAGE 2 AT TETERBORO?
In response to neighbors concerns, the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey announced the steps it will take at Teterboro (NJ) Airport to reduce traffic and noise.
Us House Trans Committee Chair Asks FAA For Clarifications
House Transportation Committee Chair Don Young wrote to the FAA on June 21, asking that the Administration provide the number and locations of Stage 2 aircraft. He acknowledged that some communities and airports are seeking to expand the Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990. The inquiry resulted from Sound Initiative's outreach on Capitol Hill that has targeted key Senate and House members and committee staff.
National Campaign to ban Business Jets| G2, G3 Noise Restrictions | Airport Ban on Stage 2 Jets
Corporate Jet Noise Restriction | Airport Noise Restrictions | Phase out of Business jets
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