10/30/17 03:32PM FAA, NBAA, NextGen Program

NBAA Aviation Update


FAA deals with unintended consequences of data-driven flight paths
One unintended consequence of creating more efficient flight paths under the Federal Aviation Administration's NextGen program has been a spike in aircraft noise around communities that were developed around the old flight patterns. The controversy prompted columnist Kalev Leetaru to write that "an epic battle is brewing over whether the future of our society will be decided by nonpartisan data or whether we go back to good old-fashioned human politics where the politician with the most power and the citizen with the biggest pocketbook wins."
Forbes (10/27)