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 D.C. Metroplex airspace more efficient and improve access to its airports. The effort focuses on a number of airports, including Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshal (BWI), Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA), Manassas Regional-Harry P. Davis Field (HEF), Washington Dulles International (IAD), and Martin State (MTN). The information below may also include data from nearby airports outside of the D.C. 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 — D.C. Metroplex Design Team
Value of Fuel Savings
2.1 Million Gallons
18.2 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.
D.C. 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