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BWI Airport neighbors call for noise solutions at meeting with FAA officials

BWI Airport neighbors call for noise solutions at meeting with FAA officials

Frustrated neighbors of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport filled a school cafeteria in Linthicum on Thursday night for a chance to confront Federal Aviation Administration officials about the increased jet noise caused by new, lower flight paths over their homes.

FAA representatives greeted about 100 people at Lindale Middle School and explained the reasoning for the adjusted flight patterns — part of a $35 billion nationwide air traffic overhaul intended to modernize routes and save the airlines tens of billions of dollars in fuel. The plan will save $160 billion in fuel and other costs through 2030, according to the FAA.

But several of the upset residents said they...

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