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NEWS
August 21, 2009
Newport Beach residents who live under the John Wayne Airport flight path probably won’t notice much of a difference when the Federal Aviation Administration introduces a new departure procedure at the airport next month, officials said Friday. Called DUUKE ONE, the new satellite-based navigation system will allow aircraft to fly a more consistent track down the middle of Upper Newport Bay, aviation officials said. “What is going to happen [is that] planes are going to be flying more consistent flight paths, so you won’t see the occasional flight path drift off to one side,” said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.
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NEWS
By Mike Reicher | February 20, 2012
Some Newport Beach city officials and residents are heading to the Federal Aviation Administration's Los Angeles offices Wednesday to assess John Wayne Airport's controversial one-year-old flight route and to advocate for changes. Since the route was implemented last March, residents from Corona del Mar and Newport Coast have complained of more noise. The meeting comes as the FAA plans for another flight path, one that would apply to the remaining half of all departures. JWA is one of the nation's many airports undergoing a transition to satellite-controlled navigation.
NEWS
January 26, 2005
STEVE SMITH In 1992, my wife and I thought it was time to move out of the two-bedroom condominium we had been living in for the past three years. We started looking everywhere in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, but it seemed that the best values were for homes directly under the flight path of the planes leaving John Wayne Airport, close to the airport. The closer to the airport we got, the more appealing the deal: large, well-built homes at some very reasonable prices.
NEWS
August 28, 2007
When the City Council and city staff first brought the need for more space before the public, the cost to build a new City Hall, a new fire station (because the current one was and is seismically unsafe), and a multi-story parking structure, was estimated to be $50 million. Since then the debate has devolved into where to build a “City Hall only” on either General Plan designated park land or on land the city does not own for $50 million. In either case the fire station on the existing City Hall site would have to be replaced — a cost which no one seems to be addressing.
NEWS
By John Canalis | March 12, 2013
Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry plans to address the quickly expiring settlement agreement and subsequent amendments that sets limits on noise, flight times, terminal size, parking and other factors at John Wayne Airport during the Airport Working Group's annual meeting. The group, commonly called AWG, is focused on quality of life in sections of Newport Beach and other cities affected by air traffic at JWA Members monitor data from the flight path. Curry plans to discuss the current state of the agreement that settled a 1985 lawsuit filed against the county by the city of Newport Beach, AWG and other parties, as well as a later amendment that permitted limited growth at JWA. The settlement, which limits flight times to 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays, expires in 2015.
NEWS
January 24, 2002
Deirdre Newman NEWPORT-MESA -- The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Trustees is close to ratcheting up its pressure on county officials to address the effect of increased flight noise at John Wayne Airport on district schools. The county is considering three scenarios for increasing the number of flights, passengers and facilities at the airport. District staff have been discussing the issue over the past year. Trustee Wendy Leece raised the issue at Tuesday's board meeting, saying she would like the board to adopt a resolution against any noise that would have an adverse effect on learning in any of the district schools.
NEWS
July 31, 2002
Paul Clinton Aircraft noise in Newport Beach neighborhoods dropped slightly during the first quarter of this year, even though complaint calls soared 72.9% during the period. Airport officials reported the data as part of a quarterly noise report that spanned January through March. "The noise levels are showing a small decrease," airport spokeswoman Ann McCarley said. "Any time the noise levels are lower is always good news to the residents living under the flight path."
NEWS
By Katrina Foley | April 29, 2008
Did you know more than 950 planes fly out of John Wayne Airport every day? If you live on the Eastside or in Newport Beach within the flight path, you know how the airport has impacted your quality of life. Planes constantly waking you in the morning or flying overhead during backyard barbecues. In some neighborhoods, you can’t even have a conversation while a plane is overhead. Imagine what life would be like if more planes left out of JWA as a result of more passengers.
NEWS
May 29, 2001
The year's first quarterly noise report was released Friday by John Wayne Airport Director Alan Murphy. The report, covering the first three months of 2001, documents noise levels caused by departing and arriving jet aircraft on the homes and businesses under the flight path. Using 10 monitoring stations, six of which are in Newport Beach, airport officials measured the Single Event Noise Exposure Level caused by the planes. Commercial aircraft must meet noise caps imposed by the airport's 1985 settlement agreement with Newport Beach.
NEWS
October 6, 2000
Mathis Winkler "Malibu 4423 Yankee, stand by," the controller's voice comes over the headphones. "It will be a couple more minutes." Gary L. Proctor -- attorney, businessman, airport commissioner and candidate for Newport Beach's District 2 City Council seat -- awaits clearance from the control tower to follow his passion. He's geared up his private plane -- the 10th he's owned since he began flying in 1975 -- to compare John Wayne Airport and the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station from above.
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