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FAA Flight Path Changes

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NEW – Nov. 13, 2017: The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted the FAA’s second motion to extend the deadline to file petitions for rehearing to November 30, 2017.

Oct. 12, 2017:
In response to the Federal Aviation Administration extension request filed Oct. 6, the Court has extended the petition deadline to Nov. 16, 2017.

Oct. 11, 2017:
In response to the Federal Aviation Administration extension request filed Oct. 6, the City has filed a letter agreeing to not oppose the extension.

Oct. 6, 2017: The Federal Aviation Administration filed a motion with US Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. for a 30-day extension. During this period, the City has agreed to meet with FAA to explore options to provide noise relief, maintain airspace safety, and ensure proper study of flight path impacts.

Aug. 29, 2017: The US Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. has ruled in favor of the City of Phoenix in its lawsuit and historic neighborhoods’ lawsuit against the FAA over flight path changes. For additional information on the lawsuit as well as the court documents, please visit https://www.skyharbor.com/FlightPaths/LegalAction or read the press release.

On Sept. 18, 2014 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) implemented changes in flight paths to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport as part of its effort to streamline departures and arrivals using NextGen satellite-based navigation. Since then, Sky Harbor has received thousands of noise complaints and questions from the community.

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