The airspace surrounding Denver metropolitan area is among the most complex in the country. The FAA is redesigning this airspace to address inefficiencies and improve how aircraft navigate the area. By introducing new procedures that use satellites and specific onboard equipment for navigation (referred to as Performance Based Navigation) and making use of time-based metering through the metropolitan area (“Metroplex”), the agency is improving access to the Denver-area airports of Centennial, Rocky Mountain Metropolitan, and Denver International, the nation’s fifth-busiest airport in passenger traffic.
Community meetings were held during the month of April where maps of the proposed changes to arrivals and departures were displayed. Public comment is still being accepted prior to the Environmental Assessment expected to be completed by 2019. For a summary of the process and pdfs of the proposed maps, please use this link: www.faa.gov/nextgen/communityengagement/den/