Community Engagement — Cleveland-Detroit

Status of Engagement: Completed Winter of 2019

The FAA has completed a redesign airspace, introducing new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures, and making use of Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) to make the Cleveland-Detroit Metroplex airspace more efficient with improved access to its airports. Some of the airports in the focus area include: Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport (BKL), Cuyahoga County Airport (CGF), Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport (DET), Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), Oakland County International Airport (PTK), and Willow Run Airport (YIP). The information below may also include data from nearby airports outside of the Cleveland-Detroit Metroplex.

How Air Traffic Control Works in Cleveland

How Air Traffic Control Works in Detroit

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Projected Annual Benefits

Source: FAA – Cleveland-Detroit Metroplex Post-Implementation Analysis

Value of Fuel Savings
$5.2 Million
Fuel Savings
1.9 Million Gallons
Carbon Savings
17.1 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 data estimates are current as of valid as of October 2019.

Last updated: Thursday, September 1, 2022