BOSTON (AP) - Federal regulators say they've approved a plan to narrow a runway flight path at Logan International Airport in Boston that neighbors worry will increase airport noise.
The Boston Globe reports that the Federal Aviation Administration has determined a new GPS navigation procedure for Runway 33 Left won't have significant environmental impacts.
The FAA says the new "NextGen" departure procedure, which aims to increase safety and efficiency, can be used starting Wednesday.
They say Runway 33 left was Logan's only major departure runway without a NextGen procedure.
The approval process was delayed by fierce local opposition. Neighbors objected because the current flight path is spread over three miles, and they say narrowing it will concentrate noise over homes directly under the flight path.
The FAA says it review the new procedure in six months.