Public Notice for Land Release; Skagit Regional Airport, Burlington, WA
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a proposal from the Port of Skagit County to release approximately 125 acres of airport land from Surplus Property restrictions. The property consists of 45 buildable acres and 76.5 acres of protected wetland/buffer as well as road and drainage improvements. Environmental analysis has been completed. Lots range from 1.7 acres to 8.8 acres in size. The property is located within the Bayview Ridge Subarea Plan. The release will allow the expansion of industrial facilities adjacent to the existing Paccar operation.
Stage 5 Airplane Noise Standards
The FAA is adopting a new noise standard for certain newly certificated subsonic jet airplanes and subsonic transport category large airplanes. This noise standard, known as Stage 5, applies to any person submitting an application for a new airplane type design with a maximum certificated takeoff weight of 121,254 pounds (55,000 kg) or more on or after December 31, 2017; or with maximum certificated takeoff weight of less than 121,254 pounds (55,000 kg) on or after December 31, 2020. This change will set a lower noise limit for newly certificated airplanes and harmonize the noise certification standards for those airplanes certificated in the United States with those certificated under international standards.