FAA says Phoenix Sky Harbor flight paths cannot be reverted

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PHOENIX (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration says new flight departure paths out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport that are drawing noise complaints from some residents cannot be reverted back to the original routes.

However, the administration is looking at possible adjustments to the new paths.

That's according to the letter sent Thursday by FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher.

Phoenix City Council members Laura Pastor and Michael Nowakowski issued a joint statement Friday stating the city should now consider filing a lawsuit and a historic preservation complaint.

The response came a day after Mayor Greg Stanton and Arizona congressman Ruben Gallego met Wednesday with Huerta and other FAA officials in Washington, D.C., to push for changes concerning the new routes.

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