Citing concerns about airplane noise for residents in West Adams, Mid-City and surrounding neighborhoods, the city of L.A. is suing the Federal Aviation Administration to get a court to invalidate the routes jets now use to access Los Angeles International Airport.
The lawsuit follows complaints from residents in those neighborhoods who say planes are bearing down on their homes, causing a thunderous and constant commotion.
The city’s three-page petition challenges the FAA’s May 2018 publication and subsequent implementation of its “North Downwind” approach procedures to LAX.
In my opinion I think this is an overreaction, the city should know that when you have one of the most busy airports in the world, you’re bound to need to find more arrivals for aircraft as ATC needs to keep them spread out. This isn’t the first time an airport has been in trouble either. Santa Monica airport is at risk of getting shutdown because of… You guessed it! Noise complaints.
What are your thoughts on this?