The FAA is redesigning airspace and addressing 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 improve 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). The information below may also include data from nearby airports outside of the North Texas 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 — North Texas Metroplex Design Team
Value of Fuel Savings
2.6 Million Gallons
22.4 Thousand Metric Tons
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.
North Texas Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY14)
Source: Operational Network (OPSNET)
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Average Daily Scheduled Flights (FY09–FY14)
Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)/Air Carrier Statistics Database