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AP News – July 17, 2020 – FAA to implement new flight paths for Las Vegas in November

Posted on July 20, 2020

FAA to implement new flight paths for Las Vegas in November

July 17, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it plans to implement new flight paths for air traffic over Las Vegas starting in November as part of a sweeping revamp of of flight systems for some metro areas across the country.

The way to proceed with implementation of the new system in southern Nevada was cleared by the agency’s finding that it found no significant impact from the Metroplex project, the FAA said in a statement.

Current flight routes are safe. But the new takeoff and landing paths for McCarran International, North Las Vegas and Henderson Executive airports are expected to be more efficient while reducing airline fuel costs and pollution and improving communication between pilots and air traffic controllers, the FAA said.

The new system will use “cutting-edge satellite navigation” with flight paths that will be more direct, automatically separated from each other and have efficient climb and descent profiles, the FAA said.

McCarran, located adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip, is among the . . .

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