Community Engagement — North Texas

Status of Engagement: Completed Summer 2015

The implementation North Texas 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 North Texas Metroplex airspace more efficient with improved access to its airports. Some of the airports in the focus area include: Addison (ADS), Fort Worth Alliance (AFW), Dallas Love Field (DAL), Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW), Denton Municipal (DTO), Fort Worth Meacham International (FTW), Arlington Municipal (GKY), and McKinney National Airport (TKI). The information below may also include data from nearby airports outside of the North Texas Metroplex.

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Projected Annual Benefits

Source: FAA – North Texas Metroplex Post Implementation Analysis

Value of Fuel Savings
$5.6 Million
Fuel Savings
1.8 Million Gallons
Carbon Savings
15.5 Thousand Metric Tons

These annual benefits are based on the FAA analysis assessment 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 February 2016.

Last updated: Thursday, September 1, 2022