As of December 31, 2021, the SCSC Roundtable has been terminated.

Why doesn’t the Roundtable force the FAA to implement flight procedure changes that will reduce aircraft noise?

The Roundtable has no authority over the FAA to force it to implement flight procedure changes. The FAA has the sole authority over the safe and efficient use of the National Airspace System in the United States. The FAA decides if, how, and when flight procedures are implemented. However, by providing a public forum for discussion and collaboration on flight procedure changes, the Roundtable holds the FAA publicly accountable for its actions or inactions. The FAA is accountable to the United States Congress and several congressional staff members actively participate in the Roundtable’s meetings.

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