East Haven neighbors: More flights out of Tweed means more problems

by: Jayne Chacko

Posted: Mar 24, 2022 / 10:19 PM EDT

Updated: Mar 25, 2022 / 09:13 AM EDT

(wtnh.com March 24, 2022) EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Lianne Audette lives in a little home on the beach in East Haven with her dog, Birdie. It is mostly peaceful until a plane from Tweed-New Haven Airport flies over.

“It sounds like an earthquake. I’ve lived in California. I know what an earthquake sounds like. It’s like the worst thunderstorm you can imagine, right next to you,” Audette said. Read full article here.

Tweed neighbors, expansion opponents to meet Tuesday at East Haven library

Mark Zaretsky. March 25, 2022Updated: March 25, 2022 10:11 a.m

Artists renderings show concepts of what the new terminal at Tweed New Haven Regional Airport could look like in the project proposed by Avports and the Tweed authority on May 6, 2021. The 74,000-square-foot terminal would be located on the East Haven side of the airport and the old terminal on the New Haven side would be retired. Target for completion was announced as the end of 2023.

(nhregister.com March 25, 2022) Tweed New Haven Regional Airport neighbors and opponents of airport expansion who have been frustrated by the lack of information flowing their way will hold their own airport forum in a “Tweed Talk” meeting Tuesday night at East Haven’s Hagaman Memorial Library. Read full article here.

Yale study: Growing cities threaten survival of over 800 species

Meghan Friedmann. March 19, 2022

A Yale-led study predicts the New England cottontail, pictured here, will lose 10 to 20 percent of its habitat by 2050.

(nhregister.com March 19, 2022) NEW HAVEN — A new Yale-led study predicts the next three decades of urban expansion will threaten the survival of more than 800 species and cause habitat loss for tens of thousands more. Read Full Article here

Tweed is growing, and some neighbors say so are the problems: ‘It sounds like your house is getting bombed’

Mark Zaretsky. March 19, 2022. Updated: March 19, 2022 9:01 p.m.

Ken Engelman of Branford, left, and Ed Fitzgerald and East Haven are photographed on Charter Oak Avenue in East Haven as an Avelo Airlines flight lands at Tweed New Haven Regional Airport on March 7, 2022

(nhregister.com March 19, 2022) NEW HAVEN — A few years back, Ed Fitzgerald was one of the neighbors who qualified for soundproofing because of his Burr Street home’s proximity to Tweed New Haven Regional Airport. He benefits from a program that installed new windows and even air conditioning to insulate him from the noise of takeoffs and landings. Read Full Article here

A review of health effects associated with exposure to jet engine emissions in and around airports

Katja M. BendtsenElizabeth BengtsenAnne T. Saber & Ulla Vogel



( ehjournal.biomedcentral.com February 06, 2021) Airport personnel are at risk of occupational exposure to jet engine emissions, which similarly to diesel exhaust emissions include volatile organic compounds and particulate matter consisting of an inorganic carbon core with associated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and metals. Diesel exhaust is classified as carcinogenic and the particulate fraction has in itself been linked to several adverse health effects including cancer. Read Full Article

Avelo using robots to disinfect fleet to combat COVID-19

by: Olivia LankRich Coppola

Posted: Mar 3, 2022 / 07:30 AM EST

Updated: Mar 3, 2022 / 08:38 PM EST

(wtnh.com March 3, 2022) NEW HAVEN, Conn (WTNH) – Avelo Airlines is partnering with Aero HygenX to deploy robots to disinfect its aircraft fleet to combat COVID-19.

Avelo announced Thursday that Tweed-New Haven Airport is among the first airports in the U.S. to use breakthrough technology. Read Full Article here

5 things to know about Tweed New Haven Regional Airport

Mark Zaretsky. Feb. 19, 2022

New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker (left) speaks with East Haven Mayor Joseph Carfora (center) at a press conference announcing major expansion plans at Tweed New Haven Regional Airport on May 6, 2021.

(nhregister.com Feb 20, 2022) NEW HAVEN — Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport straddles New Haven and East Haven, and has had its share of ups and downs over the years. Some nearby residents and officials see it as an asset, while others consider it a burden. With new services starting recently, the small airport is busier than it has been in a while, and there are more changes on the horizon.Read Full Article here

Flight from New Haven to Florida Diverted to Bradley After Birdstrike

Published February 4, 2022  Updated on February 4, 2022 at 3:01 pm
An Avelo Airlines plane prepares for the company’s inaugural flight from Tweed-New Haven Airport

(nbcconnecticut.com February 4, 2022) TWEED AIRPORT An Avelo flight heading from New Haven to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Friday was diverted to Bradley International Airport after it hit a bird, according to the airline.

Officials from Avelo said Flight 323 struck a bird while departing from Tweed Friday morning. Because of the weather and the weight of the plane, they landed at Bradley to inspect the plane. Read full article here

Will climate change have something to say about the Tweed Airport expansion? Experts think so

Jan Ellen Spiegel, CTMirror.org Jan. 16, 2022

Rescon Restoration & Construction employees drain water from the flooded Tweed New Haven Regional Airport terminal in New Haven on September 2, 2021 in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.Arnold Gold / Hearst Connecticut Media

(nhregister.com Jan.16, 2022) Just two days after the details of a master plan to expand Tweed New Haven airport were released in July, there was a harsh reminder that in a showdown between climate change and Tweed, climate change may well win. Read Full Article here

Planning for a changing climate Will climate change have something to say about the Tweed Airport expansion? Experts think so

A tropical storm was a reminder that in a showdown between climate change and Tweed airport, climate change could win. The runway and terminal at Tweed New Haven Airport flooded during tropical storm Elsa in July.  |   photo by: New Haven Independent

(ctmirror.org Jan. 16, 2022 )

Just two days after the details of a master plan to expand Tweed New Haven airport were released in July, there was a harsh reminder that in a showdown between climate change and Tweed, climate change may well win.

Elsa, the first of three tropical systems this past summer that drenched the Connecticut shoreline, dumped a whole lot of water on Tweed.

The terminal flooded; the runways flooded; the access roads flooded; nearby homes flooded.

It nearly happened again when Henri came through and did happen again during Ida. And that was just one summer.Read Full Article here.