1. Changes in flight operations at Westfield's Barnes Regional Airport result in changes in noise impact on neighborhood

    Changes in flight operations at Westfield's Barnes Regional Airport result in changes in noise impact on neighborhood

    Airport Manager Brian Barnes told the nearly 200 residents Monday that changes at the airport involve flight patterns, upgrades and improvements to runways at Barnes and newer and less noisy engines on corporate aircraft. Also, Barnes said there has been a significant "cut back in the number" of F-15 Eagle fighter jet operations by the Air National Guard's 104th Fighter Group that calls the airport home. Overall, Barnes said the airport saw 120,000 operations annually in the 1990s but now only handles about 42,000 flight operations annually.

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    1. What has happened here is nothing new.
    2. That would leave about 240 homes in the original program but changes in the noise impact now only identifies about 124 homes for the project.
    3. I am here because I am curious to see how things have changes.
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