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In the last year, morning and evening flights have increased, coinciding with the airport activating a new air traffic control program called Next Generation Air Transportation System, or “NextGen.”

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Alexandria and Mount Vernon: Hundreds Pack Airplane Noise Meeting

Flight changes have caused deafening conditions at homes

At a meeting convened for community members to discuss airplane noise complaints, the irony of some struggling to hear over the sound of planes taxiing just outside the packed lounge at Reagan Washington National Airport’s historic Terminal A wasn’t lost on the audience of more than 300.


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