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Community Involvement — South Central Florida

Status of Engagement: Evaluation

The FAA is redesigning airspace to address inefficiencies, introducing new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures, and making use of Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) to make the South-Central Florida Metroplex airspace more efficient and improve access to its airports. The effort focuses on a number of airports, including Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM), Orlando International Airport (MCO), Miami International Airport (MIA), Opa-locka Executive Airport (OPF), Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE), Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (TMB), and Tampa International Airport (TPA). The information below may also include data from nearby airports outside of the South-Central Florida Metroplex (please see the Reference Guide for additional information).

Public Workshops

The FAA held a series of public workshops in April and May of 2019 to gather public input on the proposed changes. At the workshops, the public viewed the proposed paths and expected altitudes of these preliminary designs. Subject Matter Experts were available to discuss and provide and answer public feedback. Public comments were accepted at each workshop and through an online link, which was available on this webpage for 30 days from the date of the last meeting in each city.

Upon completion of the Design Phase, the project will enter the Evaluation Phase where the procedure designs will be refined as necessary and the environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) will begin. The FAA will then provide an additional opportunity for comment and conduct additional public workshops to present the design proposals and the Draft Environmental Assessment. The Agency will review and consider all comments received.

South-Central Florida Public Workshops

Please visit this site for updates on upcoming workshops in 2020.

Past Workshops – 2019 (PDF)


Benefits Coming Soon to South-Central Florida Metroplex (English)
Benefits Coming Soon to South-Central Florida Metroplex (Spanish)
Air Traffic Control Flight Procedures Fort Lauderdale Florida Region (English)
Air Traffic Control Flight Procedures Fort Lauderdale Florida Region (Spanish)
Air Traffic Control Flight Procedures Miami Florida Region (English)
Air Traffic Control Flight Procedures Miami Florida Region (Spanish)
Air Traffic Control Flight Procedures Orlando Florida Region (English)
Air Traffic Control Flight Procedures Orlando Florida Region (Spanish)
Air Traffic Control Flight Procedures Palm Beach Florida Region (English)
Air Traffic Control Flight Procedures Palm Beach Florida Region (Spanish)
Air Traffic Control Flight Procedures Tampa Florida Region (English)
Air Traffic Control Flight Procedures Tampa Florida Region (Spanish)

Supplemental Materials

Projected Annual Benefits

Source: FAA – South-Central Florida Metroplex Study Team*

$15.5 Million
Value of Fuel Savings
5.4 Million Gallons
Fuel Savings
46.1 Thousand Metric Tons
Carbon Savings

*These annual benefit estimates are based on preliminary assessment of proposed airspace improvement in the July 2015 project plan. The value of the projected fuel savings is based on a $2.85-per-gallon rate. Due to the large size and complexity of the South-Central Florida project the FAA reduced the scope of this Metroplex project in 2019. Revised estimates based on the reduced scope will be posted when the analysis is completed.

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