The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, state officials, consumer groups and the Air Transport Association support operational and technology improvements at Kennedy Airport instead of the current FAA proposal on capping flights. They say better ways to ease New York area congestion problems are with immediate installation of new radar technologies and ground surveillance systems and procedures, other navigation system improvements, new taxiways and a more rapid implementation of the New York-area air space redesign. The ATA has said that proposed caps will cost the airport millions of passengers, restrain growth and limit consumer choices.

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