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At any given time, there are numerous airspace-related issues that NBAA would like its Members to be aware of. In order to make it easier for Members to locate issues most relevant to them, NBAA has categorized the current airspace issues by FAA Region.
Each FAA region contains 4 Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs). Each of the regions is also overseen by an FAA representative – the FAA Systems Operations Director for Tactical Operations (DTO). The map below shows the regions covered by the DTOs.
To view regional airspace news, click on the appropriate region below:
- Northeast Region (ZBW, ZNY, ZOB, ZDC)
- Southeast Region (ZID, ZTL, ZJX, ZMA)
- Southwest Region (ZME, ZHU, ZFW, ZAB)
- Midwest Region (ZMP, ZAU, ZKC, ZDV)
- Western Region (ZSE, ZLC, ZLA, ZOA)
In addition there are other air traffic issues that span multiple regions.
- IFR Departure Clearances Expanded in the NAS for GNSS-Equipped Aircraft
- February 25, 2013
Last week the FAA issued a NOTAM allowing properly-equipped aircraft to be issued IFR departure clearances from uncontrolled airports that are beyond 40 NM from the NAVAID without radar monitoring. GNSS-equipped aircraft may now receive these clearances with point-to-point route segments, on the ground, or in the air. Prior to this change, IFR clearances were only issued when either ATC radar monitoring was available or when a departure procedure was published including a transition to the en-route structure. View the full NOTAM FDC 3/9599.
- New RNAV Routes for the Gulf of Mexico
- Janury 8, 2013
On Jan. 10, 2013, at 0630 UTC, new RNAV routes will take effect for crossing the Gulf of Mexico. Two ATS routes will be maintained. Aircraft entering GoMex airspace at or after 0630 UTC are expected to file and fly the new GoMex route structure, including the new “Lima” and “Mike” RNAV routes. This will allow the application of 50 NM lateral separations for qualified aircraft, authorized for RNP 10 (minimum) or RNP 4. Learn more.
- New York Metro Airspace Overview
- The airspace in and around the New York City metro area is the most congested and complex airspace in the NAS. Learn more the area airports, common departure and arrival issues, and the route issues encountered in the New York metro airspace.
- Winter Snowbird Traffic and VACAPES Airspace
- During certain times of the year, particularly during the winter, seasonal traffic between the northeastern US and Florida increases dramatically. Offshore radar routes, and in some cases the Virginia Capes Operating Area (VACAPES), can be used to reduce congestion.
- Ski Country Special Traffic Management Program
- The Ski Country Special Traffic Management Program is run annually from about Thanksgiving through mid-April in order to control the IFR arrival rates into Aspen-Pitkin County/Sardy Field (ASE), Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE), Rifle/Garfield County Field Airport (RIL), Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ), Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) and Grand Junction Walker Field Airports (GJT).
FAA Region Map
|Western Region | Midwest Region | Southwest Region | Southeast Region | Northeast Region|