Federal Aviation Administration

Enough already. Sue the FAA [Editorial]

Enough already. Sue the FAA [Editorial]

Sustained indifference by the Federal Aviation Administration to months of complaints about noise from takeoffs and landings at Baltimore-Washington International Airport has pushed more elected leaders to call for a lawsuit to force changes to flight patterns.

Howard’s county executive last month joined his counterpart in Anne Arundel County and the governor in asking Maryland’s attorney general to sue the FAA, noting that some airport neighbors are living with “an unprecedented level of noise that has been life-changing.”

Lawsuits should be used sparingly, as a last resort. It’s apparent that the situation has reached that point.

Maryland’s congressional delegation,...