New Logan Flight Patterns To Reduce Noise In Hull


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HULL, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The FAA says skies over Hull may soon be a little softer after it made two changes to the way pilots can land at Logan Airport.

The first change, put in place on Thursday, involves pilots turning off further north as they depart from one of the airport's longer runways to avoid flying over the town. The other change will go into effect on December 30, and will give pilots the option of coming in for a landing over the water instead of over Hull.

The FAA said the pilots could use the new approaches seven days a week, day or night. Massport and the Massport Community Advisory Committee requested the new patterns.

The agency said the move was specifically made to reduce noise over densely populated areas in Hull, and these new changes are part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Massport and the FAA on flight noise in 2016.

Through September 2021, there have been 698 noise complaints over flights to and from Logan from the town — nearly double the number of complaints from the same time in 2020.

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