Source: The Aspen Times
ASPEN — Legislation signed into law last week not only authorized funding for operation of the Federal Aviation Administration but also enacted a provision to phase out older, noisy private jets — something airport officials in Aspen and elsewhere have long advocated.
The Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 prohibits, starting in 2016, the use of jets that were exempted from a law Congress passed more than 20 years ago. They are jets that weigh 75,000 pounds or less and do not comply with quieter Stage 3 noise levels. [more]