Community Engagement — Atlanta

Status of Engagement: Completed Fall of 2017

The implementation for Atlanta Metroplex effort is complete. Expected long-term benefits include improved efficiency, increased access to affected airports, and comprehensive improvements to operations. The redesign of airspace, introduced new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures, and made use of Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) to make the Atlanta Metroplex airspace more efficient with improved access to its airports. Some of the airports in the focus area include: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL), Fulton County Airport-Brown Field (FTY), DeKalb-Peachtree (PDK), and Cobb County Airport-McCollum Field (RYY). The information below may also include data from nearby airports outside of the Atlanta Metroplex.

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Projected Annual Benefits

Source: FAA – Atlanta Metroplex Post-Implementation Analysis

Value of Fuel Savings
$1.2 Million
Fuel Savings
.4 Million Gallons
Carbon Savings
3.4 Thousand Metric Tons

These annual benefits are based on the FAA analysis of 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 estimates are current as of November 2017.

Last updated: Thursday, September 1, 2022