Would Cape Wind interfere with commercial or private aircraft traffic or related activities?
The proposed wind park design was reviewed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which issued a Determination of No Hazard to Air Navigation in April 2003. The FAA found that Cape Wind would not adversely affect air traffic operations through Nantucket Sound or in and out of local airports, nor any communications, radar, or control system facilities. This approval was conditioned on the park being equipped with FAA-approved lighting. Click here2 to read the FAA determination. Additionally, the Air Force and the Department of Defense have determined that Cape Wind would not interfere with the PAVE PAWS early warning radar at Cape Cod Air Force Station near Otis Air Force Base. PAVE PAWS is designed to detect and track missile attacks and support the Space Surveillance Network. The Defense Department determined that the proposed Cape Wind site lay outside of a recommended 25-kilometer offset zone, within which wind turbine generators could provide false signals to the radars. Cli