McCain, Flake write to US Reps over flight path changes

PHOENIX (AP) - Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona say it appears unlikely that legislation will move forward regarding the flight path changes at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Phoenix is suing the Federal Aviation Administration over the situation that has led to aircraft noise that's plagued some of the city's historic neighborhoods since last September.

The FAA says the changes were part of its program designed to save fuel, reduce emissions and make air travel more efficient nationwide.

McCain and Flake have urged U.S. Senate members to consider policies that allow residents of affected communities to be heard before any other future flight path changes are made at airports across the country.

But they have told Arizona's congressional members that Senate Democrats are blocking consideration of appropriation bills so far.

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