FAA update

FAA Flight Path Update: Changes are Made

(The following statement was released by the FAA today.)

“The FAA tomorrow plans to start using two new routes for aircraft that turn north or continue westward after departing from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. These routes are part of our first step in implementing an agreement among the FAA, the City of Phoenix and certain historic neighborhood petitioners to address those neighborhoods’ concerns with departure routes we implemented in September 2014.

The routes we’re implementing are for aircraft that turn north or continue westward after departing from Sky Harbor. They approximate as much as possible the flight paths that were in place before September 2014. Implementation of the proposed southwest departure corridor is pending further consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act so that the FAA can address issues that have been raised during this process.

The FAA is currently working through the environmental process for the proposed southwest departure changes and intends to make a decision before May 24, 2018. Until then, aircraft that turn south after departing to the west would follow the route that is currently in place.”

For more information and updates, visit the FAA Community Involvement – PHX web page…  https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/nextgen_near_you/community_involvement/phx/

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