Section 2. Airport Study
purpose of an aeronautical study is to determine what effect the
proposal may have on compliance with Airports Programs, the safe and
efficient utilization of the navigable airspace by aircraft, and the
safety of persons and property on the ground.
complete study consists of an airspace analysis, a flight safety review,
and a review of the proposal's potential effect on air traffic control
operations and air navigation facilities.
phase of the airport aeronautical study requires complete and accurate
data to enable the FAA to provide the best possible advice regarding the
merits of the proposal on the NAS.
Division personnel must assign a nonrule airports (NRA) aeronautical
study number to each airport case in accordance with paragraph
2-6-2. Construction or
alteration of navigation and communication aids may either be handled by
the specific Technical Operations Services area office as a nonrule (NR)
aeronautical study or by the specific Airports Division personnel as a
SUBJECT TO AERONAUTICAL STUDY
To the extent
required, conduct an aeronautical study of the following:
proposals submitted under the provisions of part 157. Airport proposals
on public-use airports, not requiring notice under part 157, may require
notice under part 77.
safety plans as appropriate for Airport Improvement Program requests for
aid and the Airports Regional Capital Improvement Program.
of existing airports where prior notice of the airport construction or
alteration was not provided as required by part 157.
and Conveyance of Federal surplus and non-surplus real property for
public airport purposes.
layout plans, including consideration of the effect of structures which
may restrict control tower line-of-sight capability and effects upon
electronic and visual aids to air navigation.
proposals for military airports used only by the armed forces.
proposals on joint-use (civil/military) airports.
designation of instrument runways.
site selection feasibility studies and recommendations.
of airport design standards.
other airport case when deemed necessary to assess the safe and
efficient use of the navigable airspace by aircraft and/or the safety of
persons and property on the ground.