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Time Based Flow Management


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Program Description

Time Based Flow Management (TBFM)

Provides time based metering applications to merge, space, and sequence flights to improve NAS efficiency

Key Capabilities

Key Capabilities

  • Extended Metering
  • Implement TMA's Adjacent Metering Capability at Additional Locations
  • Implement TMA at additional Airports
  • Implement TSAS at five key Airports
  • Integrated Departure and Arrival Capability (IDAC)
Program Benefits


  • Enables controllers to more accurately deliver aircraft to the TRACON facilities
  • Provides opportunity for aircraft to fly optimized descents
  • Expand Time Based Metering to additional geographical areas
  • Increases departure time compliance

Map of Deployment

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