November 24, 2014

NextGen Metroplex Improvements Come to Washington D.C. Region

Woodrow Bellamy III 

[Avionics Today 11-24-2014] The FAA announced its latest Metroplex-related airspace improvement activity under its nationwide rollout of the NextGen program: a new Optimized Profile Descent (OPD) for the Washington, D.C. Metroplex initiative. According to a statement from the agency, the Washington, D.C. airport system is the first Metroplex in the United States to now have three "satellite-based highways in the sky running side by side by side, each dedicated to one of the three major airports in...

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