FAA Switching To New Air Traffic Patterns In Las Vegas Area
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is enacting new air traffic patterns in southern Nevada, switching to satellite navigational guides in what officials call a "NextGen" modernization to improve efficiency and safety.
Beginning Thursday, some flight routes will change for arriving and departing aircraft in an area including McCarran International Airport, two busy Las Vegas-area general aviation airports and Nellis Air Force Base.
Las Vegas is the 10th of 11 FAA "metroplex" areas around the U.S. to put next-generation traffic patterns in place. The 12th is scheduled later this year around 21 airports in central and southern Florida.