New Haven, CT
Project Title: RNAV (GPS) Runway 20 Instrument Approach Procedure Establishment
Municipalities where project is proposed: New Haven CT
Address of Possible Project Location: Tweed – New Haven Airport Authority, 155 Burr St, New Haven, CT
Project Description: This DRAFT Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared to satisfy the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to address potential impacts associated with the establishment of an Instrument Approach Procedure while providing the opportunity for public involvement and comments, since the project is partially funded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The airport is a public-use General Aviation airport located in New Haven and East Haven, Connecticut and owned and operated by the Tweed-New Haven Airport Authority.
The purpose of the proposed project is to develop and publish a new instrument approach procedure aligned with Runway 20. Currently, no instrument approach procedure to Runway 20 exists. A Noise Study completed in 2012 determined that turboprop aircraft arrive and depart on Runway 20 46% of the time and jet aircraft landings and takeoffs occur on Runway 20 56% of the time. There is a need to allow pilots to safely navigate using aircraft instruments and descend using a published procedure to a point in space where the visibility and ceiling will permit them to proceed visually to a straight-in landing on Runway 20
The public can view a copy of the DRAFT EA at: VIEW AN ELECTRONIC COPY OF EA OR REQUEST AN E-COPY AT TWEED NEW HAVEN AIRPORT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE
Written comments on this DRAFT EA will be accepted until the close of business on: September 12, 2016.
Written comments should be sent to:
Name: Ms. Diane Jackson
Agency: Tweed-New Haven Airport Manager
Address: 155 Burr St, New Haven, CT
Phone: (203) 466-8833 X 105
If you have questions, contact Ms. Jackson above.