Dallas Residents Near Love Field Want Solution to Airport Noise

By Ben Russell
|  Friday, Jan 10, 2014  |  Updated 10:12 AM CDT
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Noise problems for people who live on the north side of Dallas Love Field are improving, according to a citizens group whose members have been complaining about the volume for months

Ben Russell, NBC 5 News

Noise problems for people who live on the north side of Dallas Love Field are improving, according to a citizens group whose members have been complaining about the volume for months

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Noise problems for people who live on the north side of Dallas Love Field Airport are improving, according to a citizens group whose members have been complaining about the volume for months.

Controlling the airplane noise was the main focus of a meeting Thursday night between concerned citizens, Dallas city leaders and representatives from both the airport and Southwest Airlines.

"Bottom line is things change, things improve and you have to keep working to find solutions. And that's what we've done," said Pat White, president of the Love Field Citizens Action Committee.

Noise levels for people living on the north side of Love Field began to increase last spring. At that time, airplanes began primarily landing on the Lemmon Avenue runway, while construction of a new airport terminal limited access to the runway along Denton Drive on the airport's southwest side.

"They were essentially flying all the planes at Love Field off of the Lemmon runway. And that's a pretty powerful noise component, rather than balancing it which is what we're going for," White said.

The solutions citizens are seeking include restoring balance to the usage of the runways and allowing airplanes traveling to and from Love Field to follow the Trinity River bed during the day time.

The Federal Aviation Administration only allows airplanes to travel on the Trinity River bed at night.

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