From the ashes, the FAA needs to create a miraculous Phoenix composed of improved involvement in designing PHX flight tracks. A more rigorous approach to introducing these ATC advances is needed to assure that NextGen will be implemented.
Airport Airspace Analysis
The Raiders asked the FAA to do an obstruction evaluation where the new stadium will be built. The dialogue between the proponent and the FAA is critical to the process.
Before investing in a Rikers Island terminal and runway for LGA, an intense study of arrival and departure patterns should be completed.
All three of these cases are too late in the process to benefit from a review of the airfield and possible solutions. As/if the tree v. plane conflict develops, with proper O/E analysis, it may be possible to develop solutions which minimize green damage and safety risks.
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein