by Kerry Lynch
– December 16, 2019, 12:12 PM
A Colorado congressman has drafted a bill that would permit general aviation airports to impose a range of operational restrictions—such as type of aircraft that can use their facilities—in response to local noise concerns. Offered by Rep. Joe Neguse (D), the Aircraft Noise Reduction Act is the latest introduced in recent months designed to facilitate local control over operational restrictions with others focused on helicopters and air tours.
The Neguse bill would provide the authority for small airports to set curfews and limit the number and types of…