The FAA is redesigning airspace and addressing inefficiencies, introducing new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures, and making use of Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) to make the Phoenix Metroplex airspace more efficient and improve access to its airports. The effort focuses on a number of airports, including Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (IWA) and Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX). The information below may also include data from nearby airports outside of the Phoenix Metroplex (please see the Reference Guide for additional information).

All results are reported by Fiscal Year (FY), October 1 — September 30.

Projected Annual Benefits

Source: FAA — Phoenix Metroplex Study Team

$3.9 Million

Value of Fuel Savings

1.4 Million Gallons

Fuel Savings

11.6 Thousand Metric Tons

Carbon Savings

These are annual benefits expected to accrue upon completion of the NextGen near-term procedural improvements implemented by the FAA's Metroplex program. They are based on the FAA's preliminary assessment of proposed airspace improvements compared to operations in a year before any improvements were made. The value of the projected fuel savings is based on a $2.85 per gallon rate. The data estimates are current as of July 2015.

Phoenix Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY14)

Source: Operational Network (OPSNET)

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Commercial Air Carriers
General Aviation
Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY14)
FY Commercial Air Carrier General Aviation Military Total Operations
2009 1,220 534 23 1,777
2010 1,198 495 24 1,718
2011 1,246 480 25 1,752
2012 1,228 438 29 1,695
2013 1,190 450 26 1,665
2014 1,199 570 28 1,796

Average Daily Scheduled Flights (FY09–FY14)

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)/Air Carrier Statistics Database

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Average Daily Scheduled Flights (FY09–FY14)
FY 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Scheduled Flights 1,108 1,079 1,119 1,100 976 1,049

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