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.
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.