FAA to hold Charlotte airport noise meeting Thursday

The Federal Aviation Administration is holding a meeting on Thursday about noise from jets and new aircraft routes around Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Carole A. Hoefener Community Services Center, 610 E. 7th St. FAA officials will discuss proposed changes to the flight paths and altitudes of planes around Charlotte Douglas.

The new flight patterns would make the airspace around Charlotte more efficient, the FAA has said, saving time and fuel. Some residents under flight paths have complained that noise is growing worse and have asked for flights to be more dispersed to relieve the jet noise.