Suozzi: New FAA rule should alleviate plane noise over Nassau
U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi says there's hope for Nassau County residents who have long complained of plane noise over their homes in places like Jericho, Roslyn, Williston Park and Old Brookville.
There has been more air traffic above some homes because of ongoing construction at John F. Kennedy International Airport that has reduced the number of runways. As a result, planes have to take a specific flight route that narrows the path of choices.
After being inundated with complaints, Suozzi says he and other officials met with the FAA in May to look for solutions to alleviate the noise.
Starting Monday, June 24, planes west of Deer Park must now fly at 4,000 feet. Right now they're flying at 2,000 feet. FAA says the new rule will be in effect 24 hours a day.
Some Nassau residents say they don't think the new plan will make a difference.
The JFK runway that's under construction won't be completed until November.