HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Teterboro Airport Noise Abatement Advisory Committee (TANAAC) voted in support of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s plans to have pilots alter their flight paths to a more direct one to and from Teterboro Airport at Wednesday night’s meeting. The issue of low-flying planes traveling over Hackensack University Medical Center and high-rise apartment buildings on Prospect Avenue has been discussed for over a year.  

“We are grateful for the cooperation the FAA has shown and the hard work of the Teterboro Airport Noise Abatement Advisory Committee in reaching this resolution,” said Hackensack Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino who championed the movement from the very beginning. “Hundreds of residents played a part in this happening as well, by attending meetings and documenting the low-flying planes in photographs for us. This was not an issue we were about to abandon and I’m glad alternative flight plans could be worked out.” 

The FAA tested a new flight plan for six months last year, known as the “quiet visual approach,” which took planes along the Route 17 corridor but was ultimately used very little by pilots, who preferred to rely on their instruments to land their planes as opposed to using visual checkpoints. 

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