FAA to Implement Denver Metroplex Project This Week
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is implementing the Denver Metroplex project on March 26, 2020.
The comprehensive project will use satellite navigation to move air traffic more safely and efficiently through the area. It includes 29 new routes and modifications to 15 existing routes.
Community involvement was a critical part of the project’s environmental process. Prior to issuing the Final Environmental Assessment (EA), the FAA held a total of 24 public workshops and conducted approximately 78 briefings for community groups, airport officials and local, state and federal officials. The agency also evaluated more than 1,800 public comments.
After the FAA implements the new procedures, some flight track dispersion will continue to occur as it does today. Additionally, air traffic controllers will continue to sometimes vector aircraft for safety or efficiency reasons or to reroute them around weather systems.
The FAA completed the environmental process and issued the Finding of No Significant Impact-Record of Decision for the Denver Metroplex project on Jan. 24, 2020.