Comments Requested on Northeast Airspace Redesign

 - January 11, 2007, 6:08 AM

The FAA is seeking comments on four potential plans intended to improve safety, reduce delays and handle growing air traffic in most of the nation’s northeastern airspace. The call comes as the FAA released its draft environmental impact statement on the New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia Metropolitan Area Airspace Redesign Project. The redesign involves a 31,000-square-mile, five-state area encompassing 21 major airports. Four airspace redesign alternatives are under consideration, and the FAA said it will select a preferred alternative after the public comment period ends on June 1. A series of 30 public workshops will be held throughout the five-state study area in February, March and April. For more information, contact Steve Kelley at