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Lawmaker calls for quieter jetliners to give New Yorkers relief

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Some people who live in neighborhood near LaGuardia and Kennedy airports are frustrated by the jet noise. Many of these neighborhoods were here long before jet planes came along. Some congressmen say technology exists that allows airlines to build quieter planes and they need to do it.

Residents of Queens and Nassau County have been dealing with this for years.

Rep. Joe Crowley along with several other congressmen announced they've proposed legislation to make plane engines quieter. It is called the Silent Skies Act and would require the FAA to issue regulations by the end of of 2015 mandating that airlines begin stocking their fleets with newer, quieter planes.

Under the legislation, airlines would phase in quieter engines. Every 5 years, 25 percent of their planes would have to be replaced with new, quieter aircraft.

Residents we spoke to feel confident the legislation will pass. They say it must to improve their quality of life.

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