FAA Mis-Management of ATC at the root of airline flight delays
U.S. airline "security" is mostly window-dressing. From: Computerworld
Why the noise is getting worse.
Cornell University Study on the effects of jet aircraft noise on children.
"Major airports produce as much ozone-forming volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides as major power plants, yet these emissions are largely outside the scope of state implementation plans under the Clean Air Act. [Source: Natural Resources Defense Council. 3/31/00.])
Briefly, this means that airports make smog. And smog is a major killer in many cities!
Some aircraft related chemical pollution issues
Making Future Commercial Aircraft Quieter, NASA Facts