FAA Public Comment Opportunity

Washington, D.C. –  (October 2, 2014) The FAA is extending the public comment period on CATEX2 until October 20, 2014.  As you may recall, in 2012, Congress passed a four-year renewal of federal aviation programs and included in that legislation was language that categorically excluded from environmental review, any Required Navigation Performance (RNP) and other performance-based navigation procedures that would result in measurable reductions in fuel consumption, carbon dioxide emissions, and noise, on a per flight basis, as compared to aircraft operations that follow existing instrument flight rules procedures in the same airspace. The FAA created a task group to try to define and find a path forward on implementation of that language. They are now asking for public comment on the legislation and the implementation plan. If you would like to weigh in on this issue or read more, please visit http://www.regulations.gov and search for “Docket Number FAA-2014-0510”