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Dallas airspace redesign a chance to improve GA access

Advocacy | Mar 12, 2013

The redesign of Class B airspace at Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, could be an opportunity for the FAA to offer general aviation more options for transiting and navigating the airspace, AOPA said.

Minneapolis Class B redesign plan still poses concerns

Advocacy | Feb 21, 2013

The FAA's proposed redesign of Class B airspace in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., continues to leave some unresolved concerns for general aviation.

Atlanta’s Class B airspace changes take effect March 7

Advocacy | Jan 10, 2013

A new configuration of the Class B airspace in Atlanta, Ga., that takes effect March 7 will mitigate many of the concerns expressed by general aviation pilots during the airspace redesign process, AOPA said.

Public meetings set on Florida airspace redesigns

Advocacy | Dec 13, 2012

The FAA has scheduled three informal fact-finding meetings for January 2013 on proposals to modify Class B airspace in Miami, Fla., and Class C airspace in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Las Vegas airspace plan remains short on solutions

Article | Nov 06, 2012

The FAA has published a notice of proposed rulemaking for the redesign of the Las Vegas Class B airspace that makes minor concessions to general aviation's concerns but fails to adopt a majority of GA's safety and efficiency recommendations, AOPA said.

FAA urged to simplify Philadelphia Class B airspace plan

Advocacy | Sep 27, 2012

The FAA has responded positively to some user concerns about the proposed redesign of Class B airspace centered on Philadelphia (Pa.) International Airport, but still must mitigate safety hazards and unnecessary complexity, AOPA said in a regulatory filing.

AOPA calls for changes in FAA strategic plan to address GA needs

Article | Aug 08, 2003

AOPA COMMENTS TO THE FAA STRATEGIC PLAN; FLIGHT PLAN FOR 2004-2008 AOPA organizes its comments under the major objectives of the strategic plan as follows: Greater Capacity There are two elements missing from the FAA's Greater Capacity goal: Security Strategy—The FAA should include a security strategy under Objective 3. Increase or improve airspace capacity in the eight major metropolitan areas and corridors that most affect total system delay.