Amid cheers from Boeing employees, the 787-9 took off from Everett's Paine Field at 11:02am on Tuesday, September 17th, 3013. The new Dreamliner is a victory for Boeing as they seem to have worked out the kinks of previous models. The 787-8 was 3 years behind their projected productionRead More
Some people are wondering "What is SOC's strategy?" While we have been addressing multiple issues, we do have a plan. The following 3 points guide our actions:
So we need you to do something with us: ACT!
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Just like San Diego, Paine Field's single main runway could accommodate a lot of airline service over time. Do we really want to crowd out an economic power-house like Boeing with traffic like this? How would Boeing test and launch new aircraft in these conditions? Sea-Tac was built for this. Paine Field was built to support aerospace manufacturing. The two functions differ significantly and shouldn't be mixed together.
Compare to the picture above of San Diego airport. Here's a shot of what we have at Paine Field--787's ready for final delivery, and general aviation. THAT is Paine Field's highest and best use.
The FAA says there are no significant
• The FAA won’t allow restrictions on flights,
day or night. No impacts? Really?
• Click here to tell Snohomish County Executive
Reardon not to use taxpayer money to
subsidize the airlines or build a terminal.
Click here to send an email to the County Council. Or
just use this email: email@example.com
Here is some suggested wording (cut and paste to your email)
and feel free to use your own.
Snohomish County Council:
Do not accept the FAA's flawed study and Finding of No
Significant Impact -- it doesn't comply with federal law and
it doesn't comply with state law. Reject the FAA promise
to do more studies in the future and reject the FAA's study
for the SEPA. As our elected leaders, we expect you to
enforce the law. Require a new comprehensive SEPA study
of all the impacts of a growing number of flights. And,
legitimately study the alternatives as required -- the FAA
didn't. Don't let the FAA make you and your citizens pay
for the impacts of starting and growing commercial flights
from Paine Field year after year. Do the right thing.
Serve our communities' well being for the long term.
Save Our Communities (SOC) is a non-profit organization of concerned citizens from communities throughout Snohomish, Island, and northern King Counties dedicated to preserving the quality of life in this primarily residential area of Puget Sound. Formed in 1992, it is a one-issue group – specifically, we oppose any attempt to transform Paine Field into a 'SeaTac-North'.
We are FOR the Boeing Company and our aerospace industry, and always have been. We are FOR creating an Aerospace Center of National Significance by attracting and retaining high wage, high growth aerospace industrial corporations. We want the economic development that these world class companies have brought, and can continue to bring, to this area.
Check out "Economics of Boeing at Paine Field" presentation.
Please view our presentation to the MRD review panel.