The FAA is redesigning airspace and addressing airspace inefficiencies, introducing new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures, to make the Tampa Metroplex airspace more efficient and improving access to its airports. The effort focuses on a number of airports, including St. Petersburg-Clearwater International (PIE), Sarasota/Bradenton International (SRQ), and Tampa International (TPA).

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

Tampa Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY13)

Source: Operational Network (OPSNET)

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Commercial Air Carriers
General Aviation
Military
Average Daily Traffic
FY Commercial Air Carrier General Aviation Military Total Operations
2009 587 604 56 1,246
2010 560 559 60 1,179
2011 548 533 67 1,147
2012 537 546 56 1,139
2013 524 589 58 1,171

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 514 489 476 462 412

Projected Annual Benefits

Source: FAA

$23.0 Million

Value of Fuel Savings

7.7 Million Gallons

Fuel Savings

79.5 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.

Program activities for the Tampa, Orlando and South Florida metroplexes have been combined to provide airspace efficiencies for the entire region. The projected improvements listed benefit all three metroplexes.

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