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 (please see the Reference Guide for additional information). For further information, please visit the FAA's Operations and Performance Data website.
- For a more detailed list of airports considered in this project, please see the following site:
Atlanta Metroplex Environmental Assessment Site
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.