Using Airspace Review to Avoid Construction Delays Near Airports

WSP aviation planner Mark Kuttrus explains how the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) obstruction evaluation process can be the key to minimizing or avoiding project delays and cost overruns for projects near U.S. airports.


Project construction could penetrate FAA airspace requirements, even if it is more than four miles from an airport.

The FAA’s Obstruction Evaluation/Airport Airspace Analysis website contains a Notice Criteria Tool to determine whether notice is required.


Mobile object heights are assumed based on one of four “roadway” types: private roadway, public roadway, interstate highway, and railroad.