The FAA is redesigning airspace, introducing new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures, and making use of Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) to make the Charlotte Metroplex airspace more efficient with improved access to its airports. The effort focuses on a number of airports, including Columbia Metropolitan (CAE), Charlotte-Douglas International (CLT), Piedmont Triad International (GSO), Greenville-Spartanburg International (GSP), Concord Regional (JQF), and Raleigh-Durham International (RDU). The information below may also include data from nearby airports outside of the Charlotte 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 — Charlotte Metroplex Design Team

$9.4 Million

Value of Fuel Savings

3.3 Million Gallons

Fuel Savings

28.0 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 a $2.85 per gallon rate. The data estimates are current as of July 2015.

Charlotte 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 2,150 489 32 2,671
2010 2,091 494 31 2,617
2011 2,160 528 34 2,723
2012 2,164 517 34 2,716
2013 2,158 503 34 2,696
2014 2,125 479 32 2,636
2015 2,111 469 38 2,618

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 1,999 1,959 2,046 2,028 1,890 2,026 1,997

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