Welcome to the Florida Metroplex Environmental Assessment Website
The FAA is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E to document the potential environmental effects associated with the proposed optimization of aircraft routes and the supporting airspace management structure serving aircraft operating under instrument flight rules (IFR) while departing from or arriving to the Florida Metroplex area.
Please use the navigation bar on the left to access important information on the EA, including the EA documents, the project schedule, and contact information for the Project.
The Florida Metroplex Project would improve the efficiency of airspace in the Florida Metroplex area by optimizing aircraft arrival and departure procedures to and from various airports, including but not limited to:
- Orlando International Airport (MCO)
- Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)
- Orlando/Executive Airport (ORL)
- Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM)
- Tampa International Airport (TPA)
- Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
- Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB)
- Miami International Airport (MIA)
- Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
- Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)
- Boca Raton Airport (BCT)
- Stuart/Witham Field (SUA)
- Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
- Naples Municipal Airport (APF)
- Marco Island Airport (MKY)
The Project may involve changes in aircraft flight paths and altitudes in certain areas, but would not result in any ground disturbance or increase the number of aircraft operations at any of the above airports.
To evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the Florida Metroplex project, the FAA is establishing the General Study Area, consisting of areas around the above airports and outlying satellite airports. The General Study Area will be used to evaluate the potential environmental impacts resulting from changes in aircraft routing proposed to occur below 10,000 feet above ground level (AGL).