Homes in Connecticut near Bradley Airport to be insulated from aircraft sound

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced a multimillion-dollar noise abatement project to insulate homes in the community of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, surrounding Bradley International Airport from the noise of aircraft landing and taking off.

The FAA said it is going to pay to install special insulation in certain homes around the airport. The project has been a long time in coming. Similar projects have already been implemented around airports in Minneapolis and Boston,

The agency first studied the area to determine which homes needed the insulation and then waited for federal funds to finance the deal. But Windsor Locks residents are happy about the project, even though it is delayed.

FAA and Bradley officials were scheduled to discuss the project with residents on Monday 10 September and inform them about what to expect from the project and when the work was expected to begin. But residents are worried that flight paths have changed since the initial study, and hope the officials have factored that in.

(Also see: Thai govt to spend Baht174 million on curbing noise at Suvarnabhumi airport)