Our studies are designed to replicate the results of FAA’s aeronautical study process.

Our predictive analytical studies are designed to replicate the results of the FAA’s aeronautical study process. These studies are designed to rapidly give our clients a complete snapshot of the airspace overlying their project.

Because they are often completed prior to conducting filings with the FAA, our predictive analytical studies enable our clients to identify potential problem areas before beginning the lengthy and inflexible aeronautical study process with the FAA.

What We Evaluate

Our predictive analytical studies consist of all items necessary for clients to make informed decisions, including:

  • Nearby public, private, and military aviation facilities
  • 14 CFR Part 77 Obstacle Identification Surfaces (OIS)
  • Visual Flight Rules (VFR) traffic pattern airspace
  • Instrument departure and approach procedures
  • Indication of presence of private procedures
  • Analysis of planned public procedures
  • Minimum Vectoring Altitudes (MVAs)
  • Minimum IFR Altitudes (MIAs)
  • Enroute Airways
  • Military Training Routes (MTR)
  • Special-Use Airspace
  • Radar Line of Site Analyses
  • Preliminary Navigational Aid Impact Screening
  • Known State or Local Government Aeronautical Constraints

Point Study vs. Area Study

Our analysis goes far beyond the FAA’s and our competitors’. When we conduct our analyses, we consider the entire project area. This may be a simple buffer around a radio antenna, a property lot, a city block, or an entire state.

When the FAA conducts an aeronautical study, it considers only the individual locations filed by the project’s proponent — this is known as a point study. This requires the proponent to determine their exact building locations prior to filing.

Our clients use our analysis as an integral part of determining the exact structure placement within a project area.

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