South-Central Florida Metroplex Environmental

Welcome to the South-Central Florida Metroplex Environmental Assessment Website

The FAA has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F 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 South-Central Florida 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 South-Central Florida Metroplex Project would improve the efficiency of airspace in the South-Central Florida Metroplex area by optimizing aircraft arrival and departure procedures to and from various airports, including but not limited to:

  • Miami International Airport (MIA)
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
  • Tampa International Airport (TPA)
  • Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)
  • Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport (OPF)
  • Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE)
  • Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
  • St Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)
  • Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)
  • Boca Raton Airport (BCT)
  • Punta Gorda Airport (PGD)
  • (Orlando) Executive Airport (ORL)
  • Miami Executive Airport (TMB)
  • Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM)
  • Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (LAL)
  • Ocean Reef Club Airport (07FA)
  • Venice Municipal Airport (VNC)
  • Leesburg International Airport (LEE)
  • Witham Field Airport (SUA)
  • Melbourne International Airport (MLB)

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 South-Central Florida Metroplex project, the FAA is establishing the General Study Area, consisting of areas around the above airports and outlying satellite 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).

Florida Metroplex

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