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~ NextGen ~
NextGen is the new FAA "Air Traffic Control System" to allow planes to fly closer together. It is presently being installed at major airports around the country. The rollout has identified a number of flaws in the system and caused considerable noise objections from the communities where NextGen has thus far been installed.
In addition to planes flying closer together, NextGen is designed to reduce congestion on the runway. This is accomplished by allowing planes to takeoff faster because the previous plane turns out of the takeoff path sooner; hence, all the complaints about noise over neighborhoods where plane never flew over in the past.
Netgen was activated in late 2015 in San Diego International (SAN) and John Wayne Airport (SNA). In 2017, NexGEN was partially activate at CRQ. The below chart shows the increase in aircraft noise complaints as a result of the NextGen revised flight paths.
Most of the public's SAN noise complaints in 2015 from were from residents of Point Loma. Today, the noise complaints are from all areas within a 14 mile radius of the airport. That is as far North as La Jolla and as far East as Rancho San Diego. Here is just one of the 10's of thousand SAN complaint filed in 2018:
April 21, 2018
"Beautiful day. FAA ruined any chance of sitting out in the backyard. Or having windows and doors open. I live in Rancho San Diego for Pete's sake! I DON'T WANT TO HEAR JETS ALL DAY LONG!"
In November 2017, Orange County, the owner of John Wayne airport, file a lawsuit against the FAA as a result of the increasing number of noise complaint from changes of flight paths into John Wayne Airport.