An appreciation of air traffic management and its current and future operating and technological characteristics will focus attention on the fact that any extensive reorientation of runways on existing airports or the construction of entirely new airports requires consultation with the organizations
in charge of operating surrounding airspace and very often an airspace study. This is particularly true in large metropolitan areas where several airports are present and the existing airspace must be shared by several airports. In addition, the design of local airspace procedures include procedures for the departure and arrival of aircraft to airport runways requires a fundamental knowledge in current and future air traffic control technologies and policies. Conflicts in air traffic procedures can seriously affect the efficiency of any single airport or a system of airports in a region. The planning of airports must include provisions for facilities located at airports that support the air traffic management system.
As enhanced air traffic management technologies and strategic plans continue to be implemented, consideration of local air traffic procedures has become increasingly relevant and important for even
the smallest of airports.