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Posted: Tuesday, 29 April 2014 9:12AM

More planes over Metairie and eastern Kenner



More planes will be flying over areas east of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

"Construction activity to replace the airfield electrical system... is impacting flight patterns for arriving and departing aircraft," airport Deputy Director Michelle Wilcut explained.  "The $11 Million life-safety project will replace and upgrade the entire electrical system that powers the runway and taxiway lights."

She says the work means they have to shift planes away from where the crews are doing the work.

"The work is currently focused in the area of the North-South runway and taxiway.  This has resulted in additional arrivals and departures over areas to the east of the airport.  These areas do not normally experience this level of over flight.  This area is anticipated to be completed in mid-May," according to Wilcut.

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