Mukilteo to appeal FAA decision on Paine Field

MUKILTEO, Wash. -- The city of Mukilteo will appeal the FAA decision allowing commercial flight usage of Paine Field.

The Mukilteo City Council made the decision on Monday night, according to Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine, who told KOMO Newsradio lawyer hired by the city will file the appeal in federal court.

A Federal Aviation Administration study determined that commercial flights would not significantly increase noise, traffic or pollution in the area. Paine Field is located in Everett but borders Mukilteo.

The airport is owned by Snohomish County and is largely used by Boeing and other aerospace operations.