The community response from NextGen implementation plans suggests something is not right. It would seem advisable for the FAA to adopt a more proactive approach.
Thoughts on the approved 21st Century AIRR Act legislation that provides sweeping, transformational reform of the FAA.
The June 2017 edition of NASA’s ASRS CALLBACK focuses on a series of issues involving the implementation of Metroplex procedures.
The letter from Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on the DEN Metroplex noise impact may get the fleeting attention of the FAA, but it provides the FAA with no substantive guidance among difficult alternatives.
The attractive aspects of airport growth also entail problems. The momentum for any method of adding or repurposing aviation facilities must involve national leadership and local loyalty.
Take a look at the FAA’s press release on NextGen and a transcription of President Trump’s White House meeting with the aviation industry.
The Table Mesa-FAA process is truly open. The most effective approach is a collaborative dialogue aimed at defining win/win alternatives to achieve NextGen efficiencies while fairly balancing noise impacts.
Here are some thoughts to consider on ATC privatization. Continuing with the current structure has problems, and changes pose risks. There is considerable momentum towards moving quickly, so my primary advice is to be cautious.