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CPR News – March 25, 2020 – The FAA’s New Flight Paths Around The Denver Metro Kick In Thursday, But Not Without Criticism

Posted on March 26, 2020


The FAA’s New Flight Paths Around The Denver Metro Kick In Thursday, But Not Without Criticism

By Nathaniel Minor
March 25, 2020

Air traffic over the Denver area — what remains after coronavirus-caused cancellations anyway — will change significantly Thursday.

The Federal Aviation Administration’s controversial Denver Metroplex Project, which redrew flight paths in and out of Denver International Airport and nearby smaller airports, will kick in on March 26.

“The comprehensive project will use satellite navigation to move air traffic more safely and efficiently through the area,” the FAA said in a news release.

A spokesman declined to comment because CPR News wouldn’t send questions ahead of an interview.

The new routes mean that planes will be heard and seen in new places, while other areas will have less air traffic than they’re used to. The FAA gave its final sign-off for the plan in January, concluding the new routes would have “no significant impacts.”

But the new routes have caused controversy in some corners of the metro and outlying areas. Officials at the Centennial Airport have argued that it could…

 

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