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Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on the agreement reached by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the city of Phoenix to address the 2014 flight path changes at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport:

“The agreement reached today by the FAA and the city of Phoenix is an important step forward in addressing the flight path changes at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. I’m especially pleased to see that the FAA will redraw its flight paths through a process that ensures Phoenix residents have an opportunity to make their voices heard. Since these changes went into effect, I’ve received hundreds of letters and phone calls from people living in the Valley regarding the increase in overhead noise. Last year, I worked to include a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act that required the agency to review flight path changes at Sky Harbor and other airports, and take the necessary steps to mitigate any negative effects of these changes on local communities. It’s critical the FAA learns its lesson and fully engages with citizens in Phoenix and across the country before implementing new flight routes.”