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McCain, Flake send letter to Senate over flight path changes

PHOENIX (AP) — Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona have sent a letter to some U.S. Senate committee members about the flight path changes at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Phoenix is suing the Federal Aviation Administration over the flight path changes that have led to aircraft noise that has plagued some of the city’s historic neighborhoods since last September.

The FAA says the changes were part of its program designed to save fuel, reduce emissions and make air travel more efficient nationwide.

McCain and Flake are urging Senate members to consider policies that allow residents of affected communities to be heard before any other future flight path changes are made at airports across the country.

The senators sent the letter Wednesday to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.

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