FAA to Study New Flight Routes Over East Bench

FAA to Study New Flight Routes Over East Bench

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- More commercial jets using Salt Lake City International Airport could be routed over east-bench Salt Lake Valley homes, ski resorts and wilderness areas.

The Federal Aviation Administration expects to begin an environmental-impact study of reconfiguration alternatives this week.

FAA spokesman Mike Fergus said airspace routing has probably reached its saturation point. He was quoted in a copyright story in The Salt Lake Tribune.

The bad news for east-side residents could be good news for west-siders.

Residents of Riverton, South Jordan, West Jordan and West Valley City could see -- and hear -- a significant decline in the number of flights that now line up for landing along the west corridor.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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