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 north Texas Metroplex airspace more efficient and improving access to its airports. The effort focuses on a number of airports, including Addison (ADS), Fort Worth Alliance (AFW), Dallas Love Field (DAL), Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW), Denton Municipal (DTO), Fort Worth Meacham International (FTW), Arlington Municipal (GKY), and McKinney National Airport (TKI).

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

North Texas 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 2,135 1,837 51 4,023
2010 2,160 1,547 54 3,761
2011 2,172 1,667 61 3,900
2012 2,170 1,648 56 3,874
2013 2,259 1,709 57 4,025

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 1,984 2,003 2,013 1,978 1,898

Projected Annual Benefits

Source: FAA

$10.3 Million

Value of Fuel Savings

4.1 Million Gallons

Fuel Savings

41.0 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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