Community Engagement — Washington, D.C.

Status of Engagement: Completed Summer of 2015

The implementation Washington Metroplex effort is complete. Expected long-term benefits include improved efficiency, increased access to affected airports, and comprehensive improvements to operations. The project redesigned airspace, introduced new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures, and made use of Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) to make the D.C. Metroplex airspace more efficient with improved 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.

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Projected Annual Benefits

Source: FAA – D.C. Metroplex Post-Implementation Analysis

Value of Fuel Savings
$5.6 Million
Fuel Savings
2.0 Million Gallons
Carbon Savings
16.5 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 April 2016.

Last updated: Thursday, September 1, 2022