The FAA is redesigning airspace and addressing airspace inefficiencies, introducing new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures and making use of Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) to make the Southern California Metroplex airspace more efficient and improving access to its airports. The effort focuses on a number of airports, including Bob Hope (BUR), Hawthorne Municipal (HHR), Los Angeles International (LAX), Long Beach (LGB), Ontario International (ONT), Oxnard (OXR), Palm Springs International (PSP), San Diego International (SAN), Santa Monica Municipal (SMO), John Wayne-Orange County (SNA), and Van Nuys (VNY).

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

Southern California Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09- FY13)

Source: Operational Network (OPSNET)
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Commercial Air Carriers
General Aviation
Military

Average Daily Scheduled Flights

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

Source: FAA
$10.1 Million
Value of Fuel Savings
3.4 Million Gallons
Fuel Savings
34.0 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 prevailing fuel prices at the time the analysis was conducted and could therefore differ from values used for other metroplexes. The data estimates are current as of July 2013.