New York congressional members want the Federal Aviation Administration to consider an overnight curfew at the Westchester County Airport, Newsday reported on June 1.
The airport currently asks airlines and private jets to refrain from flying between midnight and 6:30 a.m. voluntarily, but some flights still take off or land during those hours. Reps. Nita Lowey, Eliot Engel and John Hall say the primary issues are noise and environmental impact.
The House has passed legislation asking the FAA to consider a curfew. It now goes before the Senate, where Sen. Charles Schumer says he is a “strong supporter.”
A federal court struck down a mandatory curfew for Westchester Airport in the early 1980s.