The Massachusetts Port Authority says it is sympathetic to local residents’ complaints about aircraft noise, and it is trying to schedule a meeting with Federal Aviation Administration officials to prove it.
“We are in the process of organizing a meeting with the FAA … to discuss your noise issues,” Massport spokesman Mike Vatalaro told members of the Hanscom Field Advisory Commission (HFAC) on March 16. “So it’s not like these noise complaints don’t go unheard. You have very friendly Massport advocates here to try to help you out.”
An alliance would be significant, since Massport claims the federal agency alone has the authority to regulate aircraft noise.