Suggested changes to Reagan National Airport noise study to be released

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 file photo, a United Airlines Boeing 737 Max airplane takes off in the rain at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. Boeing improperly influenced a test designed to see how quickly pilots could respond to malfunctions on the Boeing 737 Max, and Federal Aviation Administration officials may have obstructed a review of two deadly crashes involving the plane, Senate investigators say. In a report released Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 the Senate Commerce Committee also said the FAA continues to retaliate against whistleblowers.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)(AP/Ted S. Warren)
The latest study on airplane noise north of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will be released during a virtual meeting on Monday night.

It will be the first time that anyone outside of those tasked with studying airplane noise north of the airport will see newly proposed changes to the way planes come and go.

Montgomery County Council member Andrew Friedson and Arlington County Board member Libby Garvey are hosting the Reagan National Aircraft Noise Mitigation Study meeting at 7 p.m.

The study, being conducted by consulting firm ABCx2, is gathering data and community input for elected officials, staff, and the North of Airport Committee of the DCA Community Working Group.

The results of a community questionnaire will be released as well as the new drafted national approaches that were developed based on studying that feedback.

D.C.’s attorney general recently asked the Federal Aviation Administration to make changes to its policy on aircraft noise near airports, saying the FAA uses inadequate and outdated information to set its rules.

Register to attend the meeting through the Montgomery County website.

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Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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