The FAA is redesigning airspace, introducing new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures, and making use of Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) to make the Atlanta Metroplex airspace more efficient with improved access to its airports. Some of the airports in the focus area include: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL), Fulton County Airport-Brown Field (FTY), DeKalb-Peachtree (PDK), and Cobb County Airport-McCollum Field (RYY). The information below may also include data from nearby airports outside of the Atlanta 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 — Atlanta Metroplex Design Team

$6.3 Million

Value of Fuel Savings

2.2 Million Gallons

Fuel Savings

18.8 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.

Atlanta Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY15)

Source: Operational Network (OPSNET)

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Commercial Air Carriers
General Aviation
Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY15)
FY Commercial Air Carrier General Aviation Military Total Operations
2009 2,702 758 10 3,470
2010 2,651 762 9 3,421
2011 2,584 726 5 3,315
2012 2,578 666 7 3,251
2013 2,541 662 5 3,207
2014 2,438 654 5 3,097
2015 2,445 658 7 3,110

Average Daily Scheduled Flights (FY09–FY15)

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

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Average Daily Scheduled Flights (FY09–FY15)
FY 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Scheduled Flights 2,741 2,689 2,512 2,465 2,233 2,329 2,288

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