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National Office Update: Oct. 28-Nov. 17, 2019

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SAFETY AND TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT October 28-November 3, 2019 Update AIRSPACE Jim Davis (PCT) is the National Airspace Rep for NATCA. The reports from the various airspace team leads and Mr. Davis are below: Florida Metroplex October Update by Christian Karns Sept. 30-Oct. 4 - • Core team at PBI TRACON working on holding, chart notes, lost communication, and top altitudes on SIDs. • Completed and sent NBAA presentation for vetting. • Worked on below 10,000 feet changes tracking forms. • Met with ZMA management to discuss Metroplex Implementation Team (MIST) activities and automation concerns. • Prepared for meeting with Regional Administrator to educate on changes below 10,000. • Completed PBI review of procedures for charting notes, holding patterns, and all other documentation. • Reviewed Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). • Prepared for Broward County Airport Div (BCAD) meeting and then met with BCAD to discuss concerns with language in the Notice of Intent (NOI) and changes that have occurred since outreach activities. BCAD appeared satisfied with the information and our commitment to ensure clarification with the council on changes below 10,000. Oct. 6-12 - • Finalized implementation plan for Dec. 5 post-procedures. • Finalized implementation plan for Jan. 30 post-procedures. • Implementation planning with ZMA and ZJX for May 21 Q and Y post-implementation. • F11 and MIA revised criteria and industry sim identified issues on multiple procedures. • Telcon with PBI airport authority to discuss future outreach issues. • Meeting with RA on project changes below 10,000. • Meeting with Operational Support Group (OSG) on collaboration of environmental authority (EA) outreach requirements. • Project planning updated. Oct. 20-26 - • NBAA Convention. • Developed strategy for reaching the majority of general aviation (GA) flight planning during implementation because GA aircraft are not filing the correct Q or Y routes on their flight plans in the NAS (National Airspace System). Oct. 28-31 - • Meeting at ZMA. • Chart notes, holding, etc. work at ZMA. • DataComm review of procedures for ZMA. • AJV-A chart notes accuracy and training completed with ZMA. • Worked with PBN Office on post-implementation strategy going forward through 2022. • Conducted lessons learned with MITRE; ZSU over the phone and ZMA face-to-face.

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