Community Engagement — Nashville

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing to modify the airspace over Nashville International Airport in Tennessee. Under the proposed changes, existing flight paths would not change but the area where pilots are required to interact with FAA air traffic controllers would expand. The airspace change is to better manage the complexity and volume of aviation activities in the area. The purpose of the meeting is to ask for comments on the proposal's effect on local aviation operations.


View the Proposed Redesign Airspace

View the proposed redesign airspace



Ray Cummins, Air Traffic Manager
Nashville Airport Traffic Control Tower
515 Olen Taylor Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37217
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Proposal Background

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) changes airspace through the federal rulemaking process. After the comment period closes, we will consolidate and review the comments and consider incorporating modifications into the final proposal. Information gathered through this public meeting will assist the FAA in the drafting of a Notice of Proposed Rule-Making (NPRM) that will be published in the Federal Register. The public will be able to comment on any NPRM published on this matter.

We anticipate issuing a NPRM in 2022. After considering public comments on the NPRM, the FAA may publish a final rule that officially would modify the airspace.

The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) requires the FAA to identify and publicly disclose any potential environmental impacts of the proposed airspace modifications. We will conduct an environmental review in compliance with NEPA and other environmental laws, regulations, and orders applicable to FAA actions.

Last updated: Wednesday, October 19, 2022