May 25, 2017

Last month, business aviation stakeholders operating around Las Vegas, NV weighed in on the FAA’s obstruction analysis of a proposed University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) stadium less than a mile from McCarran International Airport (LAS), and its potential effects on aviation operations over the city. Following this community feedback, UNLV rescinded its request to have the site near LAS reviewed.

Review the cancellation of public notice (PDF) for FAA Aeronautical Study 2016-AWP-2736-OE, announcing the withdrawal of the UNLV sports complex project from FAA consideration.

“NBAA thanks all those who mobilized to submit feedback on this proposed UNLV sports complex site, because the input of the community helped UNLV rethink utilizing the proposed site,” said NBAA’s Director, Air Traffic Services and Infrastructure Heidi Williams. “This is a great outcome that supports aviation safety in the Las Vegas valley.”

NBAA will continue to monitor the issue as the university considers other possible locations for the stadium.