The FAA Community Involvement Manual (PDF) reaffirms FAA's commitment to give the public an opportunity to be informed, become involved, and have their concerns and views considered and provides guidance for FAA employees who are involved in planning, conducting, or approving aviation actions that may raise concerns within a community.
Modeling and Screening Tools
As announced in the Federal Register on May 29, 2015 (80 FR 27853), AEDT replaces all legacy environmental modeling tools previously required for predicting noise, fuel burn, and emissions of FAA actions. The requirement to use AEDT extends to all applicable environmental modeling conducted for FAA actions under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as well as other FAA approved studies, such as those under Part 150 or Part 161. The AEDT website provides further guidance on the tool.
- Section 106 Handbook: How to Assess the Effects of FAA Actions on Historic Properties under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (PDF)
Aerobatic Practice Areas
- Approval of Aerobatic Practice Area (APA) noise equivalent methodology (October 17, 2012) (PDF) Updated November 9, 2012
- Guidance Memo: Clarification of FAA Order 1050.1 CATEX for Aerobatic Actions (January 2013) (PDF)