Proposed Teterboro Airport Flight Path Moves Jets Closer to Schools

A new flight path to a New Jersey airport intended to provide noise relief around a hospital could take planes over at least six schools and another hospital that haven't had to deal with noise from jets landing at the airport.

The Record newspaper reports a trial of the route to Teterboro Airport is due to begin Monday.

The FAA says the new approach shifts aircraft to a route that minimizes noise pollution in the Hackensack University Medical Center area. But the route could take jets over schools and The Valley Hospital.

Several officials have complained that towns weren't given a chance to respond to the flight path.

An FAA spokesman says the agency would conduct a noise analysis during the test period and would consider public comments.

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