The FAA is redesigning airspace and addressing airspace inefficiencies, introducing new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures and making use of Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) to make the Northern California Metroplex airspace more efficient and improving access to its airports. The effort focuses on a number of airports, including Hayward Executive (HWD), Oakland International (OAK), Palo Alto Airport of Santa Clara County (PAO), San Francisco International (SFO), Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International (SJC), and Sacramento International (SMF).

All results are reported by Fiscal Year (FY), October 1 — September 30.

Northern California Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY13)

Source: Operational Network (OPSNET)

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Commercial Air Carriers
General Aviation
Average Daily Traffic
FY Commercial Air Carrier General Aviation Military Total Operations
2009 2,042 1,208 27 3,277
2010 1,995 1,050 28 3,073
2011 1,987 1,056 33 3,075
2012 2,044 1,078 38 3,160
2013 2,011 1,058 30 3,100

Average Daily Scheduled Flights

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)/Air Carrier Statistics Database

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Average Daily Scheduled Flights
FY 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Scheduled Flights 1,804 1,746 1,751 1,813 1,646

Projected Annual Benefits

Source: FAA

$6.5 Million

Value of Fuel Savings

2.3 Million Gallons

Fuel Savings

23.0 Thousand Metric Tons

Carbon Savings

These are annual benefits expected to accrue upon completion of the NextGen near-term procedural improvements implemented by the FAA's Metroplex program. They are based on the FAA's preliminary assessment of proposed airspace improvements compared to operations in a year before any improvements were made. The value of the projected fuel savings is based on prevailing fuel prices at the time the analysis was conducted and could therefore differ from values used for other metroplexes. The data estimates are current as of July 2013.

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