Phoenix Metroplex Environmental

Welcome to the Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 Project

The Phoenix Metroplex Project would improve the efficiency of airspace in the Phoenix Metroplex area by optimizing aircraft arrival and departure procedures to and from various airports, including but not limited to:

  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
  • Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA)
  • Scottsdale Airport (SDL)
  • Deer Valley Airport (DVT)
  • Falcon Field Airport (FFZ)
  • Glendale Municipal Airport (GEU)
  • Phoenix Goodyear Airport (GYR)
  • Tucson International Airport (TUS)

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 Phoenix Metroplex project, the FAA is establishing the General Study Area, consisting of areas around the above 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).

Phoenix Metroplex

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