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TFDM Implementation Map and Timeline

TFDM Implementation

TFDM capabilities will be implemented incrementally in a phased approach throughout the life of the program beginning in 2020. The TFDM System will be deployed to a subset of National Airspace System (NAS) Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs). ATCTs will receive TFDM capabilities based on operational needs and the impact of installation and deployment on the NAS. Other FAA facilities will also have access to the TFDM Surface Situational Awareness (SSA) data, including Terminal Radar Approach Control Facilities (TRACONS), Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs), and the Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC).

TFDM provides two configurations that consist of different levels of TFDM capabilities which can be achieved by turning functions on and off through adaptation.

Configuration A: Full Functionality (27 Sites: Large, high density airports)

  • Improved Electronic Flight Data (EFD) exchange and electronic flight strips in towers
  • Surface surveillance data integration
  • Full Decision Support Tools (DSTs), including surface scheduling/metering
  • Traffic Flow Management (TFM) data exchange and integration
  • SSA on TFMS Traffic Management Unit (TMU) displays in the TRACON, ARTCC, and ATCSCC

Configuration B: Improved EFD and Electronic Flight Strips (62 Sites)

  • Improved EFD exchange and electronic flight strips in towers
  • Limited SSA capability on TFMS TMU displays
  • Scheduling Capability

The below map shows which configuration will be installed at the 89 sites and the below table shows when each airport will be receiving TFDM.


These dates are as of March 1, 2020 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. These dates will be updated once the impact of COVID-19 has been fully assessed.

Time needed for each airport to receive TFDM
Airport Airport ID City, State Configuration Initial Operating Capability
(Risk Adjusted)
Phoenix Sky Harbor
International Airport
(EFS Key Site)
PHX Phoenix, Arizona  A EFS: May 2020
Surface Metering: November 2021
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport CLE Cleveland, Ohio  B November 2020
Phoenix–Mesa Gateway Airport IWA Mesa, Arizona  B December 2020
Raleigh–Durham International Airport RDU Raleigh Durham, North Carolina  B March 2021
Indianapolis International Airport IND Indianapolis, Indiana  B April 2021
Los Angeles International Airport LAX Los Angeles, California  A  EFS: May 2021
Surface Metering: April 2022
Philadelphia International Airport PHL Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  A EFS: May 2021
DSP Replacement & Surface Metering: October 2022
Charlotte Douglas
International Airport
(Surface Metering Key Site)
CLT Charlotte, North Carolina  A May 2021
Phoenix Deer Valley Airport DVT Deer Valley, Arizona  B July 2021
Dayton International Airport DAY Dayton, Ohio  B August 2021
Newark Liberty International Airport EWR Newark, New Jersey  A EFS: November 2021
DSP Replacement: October 2022
Surface Metering: October 2023
John F. Kennedy International Airport JFK New York, New York  A EFS: November 2021
DSP Replacement: October 2022
Surface Metering: October 2023
LaGuardia Airport LGA New York, New York  A EFS: November 2021
DSP Replacement: October 2022
Surface Metering: October 2023
Sacramento International Airport SMF Sacramento, California  B March 2022
San Francisco International Airport SFO San Francisco, California  A April 2022
George Bush Intercontinental Airport IAH Houston, Texas  A April 2022
Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport ATL Atlanta, Georgia  A May 2022
Teterboro Airport TEB Teterboro, New Jersey  B EFS: May 2022
DSP Replacement: October 2022
Norman Y. Minetta San Jose International Airport SJC San Jose, California  B June 2022
John Glenn Columbus International Airport CMH Columbus, Ohio  B July 2022
William P. Hobby Airport HOU Houston, Texas  B July 2022
Scottsdale Airport SDL Scottsdale, Arizona  B August 2022
Westchester County Airport HPN White Plains, New York  B October 2022
Long Island MacArthur Airport ISP Ronkonkoma, New York  B October 2022
Prescott Municipal Airport PRC Prescott, Arizona  B February 2023
McCarren International Airport LAS Las Vegas, Nevada  A April 2023
Chicago O’Hare International Airport ORD Chicago, Illinois  A May 2023
Oakland International Airport OAK Oakland, California  B May 2023
Tampa International Airport TPA Tampa, Florida  B June 2023
San Diego International Airport SAN San Diego, California  A July 2023
Seattle–Tacoma International Airport SEA Seattle, Washington  A July 2023
Orlando International Airport MCO Orlando, Florida  A September 2023
Denver International Airport DEN Denver, Colorado  A October 2023
Chicago Midway International Airport MDW Chicago, Illinois  A October 2023
Miami International Airport MIA Miami, Florida  A November 2023
Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport FXE Fort Lauderdale, Florida  B February 2024
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport DFW Fort Worth, Texas  A March 2024
Logan International Airport BOS Boston, Massachusetts  A March 2024
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport MSP Minneapolis, Minnesota  A April 2024
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport CVG Cincinnati, Ohio  B April 2024
Washington Dulles International Airport IAD Washington, D.C.  A May 2024
Salt Lake City International Airport SLC Salt Lake City, Utah  A June 2024
Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport FLL Fort Lauderdale, Florida  A September 2024
Jacksonville International Airport JAX Jacksonville, Florida  B October 2024
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport DTW Detroit, Michigan  A November 2024
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport BWI Baltimore, Maryland  A November 2024
Dallas Love Field DAL Dallas, Texas  B November 2024
Nashville International Airport BNA Nashville, Tennessee  B February 2025
Louisville International Airport SDF Louisville, Kentucky  B February 2025
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport DCA Washington, D.C.  A April 2025
T. F. Green Airport PVD Warwick, Rhode Island  B May 2025
Charleston International Airport CHS Charleston, South Carolina  B June 2025
Eppley Airfield OMA Omaha, Nebraska  B September 2025
Memphis International Airport MEM Memphis, Tennessee  B October 2025
Richmond International Airport RIC Richmond, Virginia  B October 2025
San Antonio International Airport SAT San Antonio, Texas  B November 2025
Bradley International Airport BDL Hartford, Connecticut  B November  2025
Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport BHM Birmingham, Alabama  B December 2025
Lincoln Airport LNK Lincoln, Nebraska  B February 2026
Joint Base Andrews ADW Washington, D.C.  B March 2026
Buffalo Niagara International Airport BUF Buffalo, New York  B April 2026
Palm Beach International Airport PBI Palm Beach, Florida  B May 2026
Montgomery Regional Airport MGM Montgomery, Alabama  B June 2026
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport ANC Anchorage, Alaska  B June 2026
Portland International Airport PDX Portland, Oregon  B August 2026
Pittsburgh International Airport PIT Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  B September 2026
St. Louis Lambert International Airport STL St. Louis, Missouri  B October 2026
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport AVP Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania  B October 2026
Piedmont Triad International Airport GSO Greensboro, North Carolina  B November 2026
Gulfport–Biloxi International Airport GPT Biloxi, Mississippi  B December 2026
Syracuse Hancock International Airport SYR Syracuse, New York  B March 2027
Norfolk International Airport ORF Norfolk, Virginia  B March 2027
Clinton National Airport LIT Little Rock, Arkansas  B April 2027
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport SAV Savannah, Georgia  B May 2027
Boise Airport BOI Boise, Idaho  B July 2027
McGhee Tyson Airport TYS Knoxville, Tennessee  B August 2027
Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport ICT Wichita, Kansas  B September 2027
Billings Logan International Airport BIL Billings, Montana  B October 2027
Daytona Beach International Airport DAB Daytona Beach, Florida  B November 2027
Daniel K. Inouye International Airport HNL Honolulu, Hawaii  B March 2028
Columbia Metropolitan Airport CAE Columbia, South Carolina  B March 2028
Midland International Air and Space Port MAF Midland, Texas  B April 2028
Huntsville International Airport HSV Hunstville, Alabama  B April 2028
Fort Smith Regional Airport FSM Fort Smith, Arkansas  B May 2028
Fort Wayne International Airport FWA Fort Wayne, Indiana  B June 2028
Blue Grass Airport LEX Lexington, Kentucky  B August 2028
Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport AZO Kalamazoo, Michigan  B August 2028
Tallahassee International Airport TLH Tallahassee, Florida  B September 2028
Corpus Christi International Airport CRP Corpus Christi, Texas  B October 2028

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