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MAA and FAA to Hold BWI Public Meeting

MAA and FAA to Hold BWI Public MeetingThe Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are hosting an educational Open House on Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) aircraft procedures on October 27, 2016, at Lindale Middle School, 415 Andover Road, Linthicum Heights, MD, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

FAA officials are participating in the Open House to listen to concerns from the public about aircraft noise and to provide information about changes to approach and departure flight paths at BWI as part of the agency initiative known as the DC Metroplex project. The DC Metroplex includes BWI, Washington Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Joint Base Andrews. 

The Open House is part of the FAA’s ongoing work with the MAA and Howard County officials to address noise concerns in the communities surrounding the airport. The FAA is sensitive to these concerns and is focused on developing ways to mitigate aircraft noise in the congested, complicated airspace over this densely-populated area.

The evening will be structured to allow attendees to drop in at their convenience and talk one-on-one with FAA subject matter experts at workshop stations. These stations will provide information on specific issues including departures on runways 15R and 28, arrivals on runway 33L, and the comprehensive environmental process the FAA is required to follow. Feedback forms will enable residents to express their comments and concerns in writing.

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