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
Average Daily Traffic
FY Commercial Air Carrier General Aviation Military Total Operations
2009 2,949 3,085 22 6,057
2010 2,932 3,023 21 5,977
2011 2,940 2,905 21 5,866
2012 2,963 2,763 23 5,749
2013 2,966 2,727 23 5,716

Average Daily Scheduled Flights

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

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Average Daily Scheduled Flights
FY 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Scheduled Flights 2,515 2,476 2,497 2,508 2,292

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.

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