The Flight Safety Foundation, Inc. conducted a study to research and develop a process to identify and ultimately cancel underutilized or redundant instrument approach procedures. The FAA has used the information from this study to establish criteria to use when selecting procedures for proposed cancellation.

Webdatasheet is the FAA repository of airport and NAVAID data to include the assigned magnetic variation.

Docushare contains all pertinent documentation of all published instrument flight procedure source documentation to include magnetic variation assigned to the instrument flight procedure.

A Metroplex is a geographic area covering several airports, serving major metropolitan areas and a diversity of aviation stakeholders such as NAS users, FAA, and other lines of business and airport operators. For more information on Metroplex see:

The table below provides announcements and reports related to new Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) development in the National Airspace System (NAS).

IFP Announcements/Reports
Title Date Added
Periodic Review Forecast for 2016 (PDF) Jan 11, 2016
Underutilized or Redundant IAPs the FAA Proposes to Cancel (PDF) Nov 20, 2015
Instrument Procedures Development System (IPDS) Project Status (PDF) Jan 25, 2013
Use of Third Party Developers for RNP Procedures (PDF) Nov 30, 2012