Is there a chance that the Standard Lateral Offset Procedure, or some variation on it, will be authorized for use in non-oceanic U.S. airspace? The answer is a qualified, “Yes.” While the FAA is not actively studying a domestic SLOP, B&CA has learned that at the ICAO level, an alternative dubbed the Advanced Strategic Offset Concept is being studied for the express purpose of implementation in domestic airspace among signatory countries (if they individually choose to do so). ...

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