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FAA Meeting on Air Traffic Procedures is Thursday, May 19

(May 14, 2016) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold a meeting to brief the public on new air traffic control procedures for flights at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) that will be effective on May 31, 2016




Dennis Roberts, Regional Administrator, FAA Southern Region

May 19, 2016, 6 to 8 pm

Charlotte Police and Fire Training Academy, 1770 Shopton Road, Charlotte

The FAA is establishing new Standard Instrument Departure (SD) procedures for flights heading to the northeast and southeast of the airport. The initial departure tracks are the same as aircraft fly today. However, the departure track splits into two different directions when the aircraft are at or above 3,000 to 6,000 feet. The third SD combines two procedures into one. The FAA also is modifying a new Standard Terminal Arrival Route (STAR) for flights approaching CLT from the northeast. The flight track remains the same below 16,000 feet.

The FAA conducted an Environmental Assessment (EA) of the changes, which included three public workshops in the Charlotte area, in December 2014 and January 2015. The BA resulted in a Finding of No Significant Impact in June 2015.

The changes are part of the FAA's Metroplex initiative, a comprehensive plan to improve the flow of air traffic at airports in major metropolitan areas nationwide.

The FAA will hold another meeting in June or July to brief the public on additional air traffic procedures, which will be implemented on July 24, 2016.

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