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NextGen Portfolio - Improved Multiple Runway Operations

Improved Multiple Runway Operations improve access to closely spaced parallel runways. This will enable more arrivals and departures, which will increase efficiency and capacity at those airports while reducing flight delays. The capabilities in this portfolio will enable the use of simultaneous approaches (two aircraft arriving side-by-side) during periods of reduced visibility, decrease the required separation between aircraft on dependent approaches (staggered aircraft arrivals on parallel runways), and alleviate the effects of wake turbulence that normally require increased separation between aircraft in terminal airspace (airspace surrounding airports).

Benefits

  • Capacity

    Takes advantage of the inherent capacity to meet airspace user demands at peak times and locations while minimizing restrictions on traffic flow. To respond to future growth, capacity must increase, along with corresponding increases in efficiency, flexibility, and predictability, while ensuring that there are no adverse impacts on safety and giving due consideration to the environment. The air traffic management system must be resilient to service disruption and the resulting temporary loss of capacity.

  • Efficiency

    Addresses the operational and economic cost-effectiveness of gate-to-gate flight operations from a single-flight perspective. In all phases of flight, airspace users want to depart and arrive at the times they select, and fly the trajectories they determine to be optimum.

Implemented Capabilities and Locations

Facility Code Definitions

NextGen Implementation Plan (PDF)

  • Amend Dependent Runway Separation Standards in Order 7110.65
    • Any airport with parallel runways spaced between 2,500 feet and 3,600 feet and fulfills the requirements in FAA JO Order 7110.65 qualifies

    Information as of November 30, 2017

  • Amend Independent Runway Standards in Order 7110.65 (Including Blunder Model Analysis)
    • Any airport with parallel runways spaced between 3,600 and 4,300 feet and fulfills the requirements in FAA JO Order 7110.65 qualifies

    Information as of November 30, 2017

  • Amend Standards for Simultaneous Independent Approaches — Dual with Offset
    • Any airport with parallel runways spaced between 3,000 and 4,300 feet and fulfills the requirements in FAA JO Order 7110.65 qualifies

    Information as of November 30, 2017

  • Amend Standards for Simultaneous Independent Approaches — Triple
    • Any airport with parallel runways spaced betwen 3,900 and 4,300 feet and fulfills the requirements in FAA JO Order 7110.65 qualifies

    Information as of November 30, 2017

  • Converging Runway Display Aid (CRDA)

    Information as of November 30, 2017

  • FAA Order JO 7110.308

    Information as of November 30, 2017

  • Implement Satellite Navigation (SATNAV) or Instrument Landing System (ILS) for Parallel Runway Operations
    • Any airport with parallel runways spaced 2,500 feet or greater qualifies

    Information as of November 30, 2017

  • Wake Turbulence Mitigation for Arrivals-Procedures (WTMA-P) for Heavy / B757 Aircraft

    Information as of November 30, 2017

  • Wake Turbulence Mitigation for Departures (WTMD): Wind-Based Wake Procedures

    Information as of November 30, 2017

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