Are the FAA fuel use and emission facts perceptual or data based?

In a seeming battle between PR and and its own research, the FAA doesn’t agree on what the fuel use and emissions are for the SoCal Metroplex project. The PR department claims that the proposed NextGen changes will result in less fuel and less emissions, the scientists pronounce more and more. On the FAA website …

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Happy landings

It’s just past midnight. on 10/8/20115, at 11:59pm I submitted my last comment to the FAA about the SoCal NextGen Project. There has been no announcement of an additional extension for the comment period. After 4 months of feedback it look like the deadline will stick- its time to take a break. The comment period for the Draft …

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Additional 30 day extension granted

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is extending the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Southern California Metroplex project by an additional 30 days. The comment period will now run until midnight on October 8. The latest extension allows for a full 120 days of comment on the proposed project. The …

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Culver City community meeting

The City of Culver City will be having its 2nd community meeting regarding LAX overflights. The meeting consists of a Community discussion and a panel about the FAA’s SoCal MetroPlex’s (NextGen) project and the flight path impacts over Culver City. I will join council members Jim Clarke and Meghan Sahli-Wells in the City Council Chambers on Thursday, …

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The Culver City Flight Paths

Two major aircraft arrival flight paths to LAX fly over Culver City and the FAA proposes changing their heights and positions. The FAA redesign of Southern California airspace is to take advantage of NextGen satellite navigation. Over 109 new satellite procedures propose to increase airspace efficiency and reduce complexity to flights arriving and departing at 16 …

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FAA Draft Environmental Assessment

The FAA released Southern California’s Draft Environmental Assessment(EA) which redesigns the airspace from Santa Barbara to San Diego, from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. The SoCal “Optimization of Airspace Procedures in the Metroplex” (OAPM) project will replace dozens of existing conventional air traffic patterns with new, more precise Nextgen satellite-based procedures. Sounds great, or is …

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