The routes were developed in consultation with local stakeholders to address noise impacts within Los Angeles County. We worked closely with helicopter operators to obtain their commitments to use the routes. I look forward to the new routes resulting in a positive change for the local communities.
The most satisfactory and widely accepted noise abatement measures are those developed by engaged stakeholders and the FAA at the local level. The Los Angeles Helicopter Offshore Routes are testimony to a viable process in finding solutions for noise abatement measures. The FAA is committed to continue supporting local stakeholder proposals and ideas to address all helicopter community noise concerns.
FAA/National Association of State Aviation Officials Quarterly Meeting - February 1, 2017
Southern California Congressional Forum - February TBD
Contact Larri Frelow at 310-725-3804 for more information.
Community Engagement Video Series
The following video provides a basic explanation of how the Air Traffic Control system works, based on the airspace configuration in Southern California:
New Departure Procedure at San Diego Airport
This video animation provides additional information on the new departure procedure at San Diego International Airport.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety Outreach
Attention holiday drone shoppers: Fly smart this holiday season and all year long.
Controllers Save Lives
Listen to an air traffic audio recording of Jacksonville controller Dwayne McLean as he aided the pilot of a single-engine airplane struggling to maintain orientation in heavy cloud cover on Sept. 4.
NextGen at FedEx
Small seconds can make a big difference during the busy holiday package season. Dan Allen, managing director of flight technical and regulatory compliance at FedEx Express, describes benefits his company is experiencing through the use of three of FAA's NextGen technologies: Wake Recategorization, Optimized Profile Descents, and Data Communications.
ADS-B Rebate Program for General Aviation Aircraft Owners
Watch a video overview of the ADS-B Rebate Program Process and the five simple steps to claiming $500: Decide, Reserve, Install, Fly & Validate, and Claim:
Aeromedical Advisory: The Big Question