STEELE CREEK NEWS
FAA Meeting on Air
Traffic Procedures is Thursday, May 19
14, 2016) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold a
meeting to brief the public on new air traffic control procedures
for flights at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) that
will be effective on May 31, 2016
Dennis Roberts, Regional Administrator, FAA Southern Region
May 19, 2016, 6 to 8 pm
Charlotte Police and Fire Training Academy, 1770 Shopton
The FAA is establishing new
Standard Instrument Departure (SD) procedures for
flights heading to the northeast
and southeast of the airport. The initial departure tracks
are the same as aircraft fly today. However, the departure
track splits into two different directions when the aircraft
are at or above 3,000 to 6,000 feet. The third SD combines
two procedures into one. The FAA also is modifying a new
Standard Terminal Arrival Route (STAR) for flights
approaching CLT from the northeast. The flight track remains
the same below 16,000 feet.
The FAA conducted an Environmental Assessment (EA) of the changes,
which included three public workshops in the Charlotte area, in
December 2014 and January 2015. The BA resulted in a Finding of No
Significant Impact in June 2015.
The changes are part of the FAA's Metroplex initiative, a
comprehensive plan to improve the flow of air traffic at airports in
major metropolitan areas nationwide.
The FAA will hold another meeting in June or July to brief the
public on additional air traffic procedures, which will be
implemented on July 24, 2016.
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