The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) briefed the "National Security Request – Amended Waypoint for DCA North-flow SIDS / P56" project at the February 27, 2020 DCA Roundtable meeting.
On January 31, 2020, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) implemented a temporary Air Traffic procedure change at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in response to requests from the United States Secret Service. The temporary procedure, known as HOLTB, moved one waypoint 784 feet southwest in order to move north-flow departing aircraft away from protected airspace above the National Mall and the White House (P-56), while still keeping aircraft over the Potomac River. The temporary procedure is intended to determine the effectiveness of the amended waypoint in reducing the number of incursions into P-56. The FAA is inviting comments from the public on environmental concerns about the temporary procedure.
Based on the initial results of the temporary procedure, the FAA is tentatively planning to permanently implement the amended waypoint for all north-flow departures at DCA. The permanent implementation would amend the following procedures: HORTO4, CLTCH3, JDUBB4, SOOKI5, DOCTR5, REBLL5, WYNGS5, SCRAM6, the AMEEE1 will be published and replace the HOLTB1 and BOOCK3 which will be canceled. The BWI CONLE4 and IAD JCOBY4 are being amended for the new AMEEE1, but changes consist of a waypoint name change and a transition above 18,000 AGL. The FAA is also inviting comments from the public on environmental concerns they believe the FAA should consider as part of its environmental review of the proposed permanent amended waypoint pursuant to FAA Orders 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures and other applicable authorities.
- Graphics for DCA (PDF)
- CATEX (PDF)
- MD SHPO (PDF)
- DC SHPO (PDF)
- VA SHPO (PDF)
- Noise Screening Analysis Report (PDF)
- Notice of Availability (PDF)
The FAA is inviting comments from the public on environmental concerns they believe the FAA should consider as part of its environmental review of the proposed action pursuant to FAA Orders 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures and other applicable authorities.
Please submit comments by March 30, 2020 using the Submit comment form.