Community Engagement — Houston

Status of Engagement: Completed Summer 2014

The implementation Houston 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 Houston Metroplex airspace more efficient with improved access to its airports. Some of the airports in the focus area include: David Wayne Hooks Memorial (DWH), William P. Hobby (HOU), George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and Sugar Land Regional (SGR). The information below may also include data from nearby airports outside of the Houston Metroplex.

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Projected Annual Benefits

Source: FAA – Houston Metroplex Post Implementation Analysis Team

Value of Fuel Savings
$5.3 Million
Fuel Savings
1.8 Million Gallons
Carbon Savings
15.7 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 July 2015.

Last updated: Thursday, September 1, 2022