The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has scheduled public workshops on proposed new air traffic control procedures developed under the South-Central Florida Metroplex. The project aims to replace dozens of existing flight procedures with satellite-based routes, enhancing safety and efficiency of flights over the state.
The South-Central Florida Metroplex proposes new procedures for Miami (MIA), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL), Orlando (MCO) and Tampa (TPA) where operational efficiency directly affects flights throughout the National Airspace System (NAS). The project also proposes changes for St. Pete-Clearwater (PIE) and Palm Beach (PBI) and several satellite airports. For more information, view our videos in English and Spanish.
The workshops will be an open house format where FAA experts will share preliminary designs of the air traffic procedures and answer questions. The agency will accept written comments at the workshops and through a link posted on this webpage: South Central Florida Community Involvement. We will accept comments on the proposals for each location for 30 days from the date of the last meeting in that city.
The sessions will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at these locations:
Orlando April 15-18, 2019
Palm Beach April 18, 2019
Fort Lauderdale April 22-25, 2019
Miami April 29-May 2, 2019
Tampa Bay April 29-May 2, 2019
This session will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
TheNational Environmental Policy Act of 1969(NEPA) requires the FAA to identify and publicly disclose any potential environmental impacts of the proposed procedures. The agency plans to begin the environmental review in summer 2019. We will offer the public the opportunity to comment on the proposals again during the environmental process. The FAA anticipates completing the environmental review in 2020, and expects to implement the new procedures in 2021 to the extent supported by the environmental findings.
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