Information submitted by the Federal Aviation Administration
The airspace surrounding the Denver metropolitan area is among the most complex in the country. The Federal Aviation Administration (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.
The Metroplex planning team is currently scheduling as many as 10 community involvement meetings in the Denver Metroplex study area. The Metroplex team will send out meeting announcements as soon as the final dates and locations have been confirmed. The meetings are tentatively being planned for the weeks of April 3 and April 17.