New Preferred Routings To SJC And SFO

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New routings in California could be a boost for RNAV equipped aircraft but are really meant to aid area controllers. Effective March 31, the Los Angeles ARTCC will begin using new preferred routings from California's Ontario International (ONT), Van Nuys (VNY), and Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena (BUR) airports for RNAV-equipped aircraft destined to San Jose International (SJC) and San Francisco International (SFO) airports. Officials claim these routes were developed in an attempt to relieve coordination between controllers in the very busy sectors around the Avenal (AVE) VORTAC. NBAA reports that controllers will clear aircraft direct MAKRS intersection prior to COREZ when inbound LAX traffic over AVE permits. For more information and to download the new route information, visit NBAA's airspace Web page.