Monday, February 16, 2009

Night Flights Change Course; Residents Upset

Residents are concerned about having their sleep interrupted due to
noisy air planes flying at night. (Feb. 16, 2009)

From CTV:

Some West Island residents are upset after learning that the night flights at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport are reverting back to the old schedule.

For the past two and a half years, the flights leaving between midnight and 7 a.m. have been using a path that takes them north over Ville St. Laurent. Now, the flights will use a path that takes them out over the lake.

The switch is because the airport could not get the planes to take off steeply enough to fulfill Transport Canada's Noise regulations.

Residents in St. Laurent, Cartierville, Saraguay and Ahuntsic had been battling that flight plan.

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