Airport Planning and Environmental Division


The Airport Planning and Environmental Division (APP-400) helps to ensure a safe, efficient, and sustainable national airport system by providing comprehensive guidance on airport planning and a broad range of environmental issues. Through the Airports Planning Branch, it provides guidance and assistance on airport master planning and layout, capacity, airspace and system plans as well as aviation forecasts. It manages the United States' National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems, prepares reports on airport capacity, collects boarding and cargo data to determine airport categories, and supports the FAA's NextGen initiatives. Through the Airports Environmental Branch, it helps airports efficiently implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other environmental laws and regulations. It also reviews environmental analyses of major airport projects, airport noise compatibility plans, and airport noise and access restrictions and manages programs that improve airport air quality, energy efficiency, and sustainability.


General Inquiries

Federal Aviation Administration
Airport Planning and Environmental Division (APP-400)
800 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20591

Phone: (202) 267-3263
Fax: (202) 267-5383
Email: Airport Planning and Environmental Division

  • Manager
    Michael Hines
  • Technical Editor
    Taran Triola

Last updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2022