Community Engagement — San Antonio, Texas

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing an update to air traffic control procedures that bring aircraft into and out of San Antonio International Airport.

  • This suite of air traffic procedures, known as Performance Based Navigation, or PBN, are satellite-based, and will improve on-time performance, reduce carbon emissions, and enhance safety.
  • These proposed procedures would enable aircraft to fly where they currently fly, but at a higher altitude for a longer period of time.
  • An Environmental Assessment (EA) will be conducted for noise impacts and other factors such as biological resources, environmental justice, and air quality.
  • The Draft EA was released to the public for review and comment on October 24, 2022.
  • The San Antonio Airspace Noise Mapping Tool models average noise data over a 12-month period for two future years: 2023 and 2028.

The project boards can be found here:

The FAA held four virtual workshops: One in May, 2022, one in June, 2022, and two in November, 2022. These workshops enabled participates to learn about the proposed alternatives and the environmental impact analysis of the proposed action. Participants were able to ask questions and receive responses from the project team. 

Comments:

You are encouraged to view these materials and share your comments on this proposal. You may click on the email address, below, to send them via email:

9-ASW-CSA-SAT-PBNSINGLESITE-Comment@faa.gov

If you prefer, you may also submit your comments via U.S. mail:

Mailing Address: Federal Aviation Administration
Operations Support Group, AJV-C2
ATTN: NAS Analytics Team, 4N313
10101 Hillwood Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76177-1524
Last updated: Monday, December 12, 2022