TIN news: The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is set to conduct three public information workshops over the proposed airspace improvement plans in Las Vegas.
To be conducted in late April, the three workshops will seek to explain the several issues identified with the current airspace and propose some of the potential solutions to the issues.
The improvement proposals are part of FAA's Las Vegas Metroplex project, which aims to use streamlined satellite navigation to operate air traffic more safely and efficiently through the metropolitan area.
As part of the project, the existing air routes of the Las Vegas metropolitan area might be upgraded with new satellite-based routes.
The airspace upgrade project includes McCarran International Airport, North Las Vegas Airport and Henderson Executive Airport, in addition to Nellis Air Force Base.
The satellite technology can help create more direct air routes, as well as routes that are automatically separated from one another, in addition to facilitating highly efficient climbs and descents on departure and arrival routes that can offer significant environmental benefits.
The US federal agency has not yet started designing the modified airspace routes in the Las Vegas area.
Additional public workshops will be held when the FAA carries out the design process for the modified airspace routes.
The community feedback received on the potential routes will help the FAA determine if changes should be made to the proposed designs.