FAA To Hold Workshops on Las Vegas Airspace Redesign

 - April 9, 2019, 11:42 AM

The FAA is holding three public workshops this week—today, tomorrow, and Thursday—in and around Las Vegas to discuss proposed airspace improvements over the metropolitan area. This proposed redesign is part of the agency's Las Vegas Metroplex project, one of 11 Metroplex projects nationwide that will use satellite navigation to move air traffic more efficiently.

Airports in the Las Vegas project include McCarran International, North Las Vegas, Henderson Executive, and Nellis Air Force Base. “Inefficiencies will be addressed by implementing new routes that are more direct, automatically separated from each other, and have efficient climb and descent profiles,” according to the agency. “The potential benefits of these routes can include reductions in pilot-controller communications, miles flown, fuel burn, and CO2 emissions.”

This week’s workshops will feature a presentation that shows existing and proposed routes and explain the inefficiencies in the current system. Agency representatives will be available to answer questions, and attendees can submit written comments at the workshops and online for 30 days afterward.

The workshops will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Henderson Executive Airport today; North Las Vegas Airport tomorrow; and Clark County Government Center on Thursday. Free parking will be available at all locations.