The FAA has completed a redesign of airspace, introduced new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures, and made use of Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) to make the Northern California Metroplex airspace more efficient with improved access to its airports. Some of the airports in the focus area include: 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). The information below may also include data from nearby airports outside of the Northern California Metroplex (please see the Reference Guide for additional information).
All results are reported by Fiscal Year (FY), October 1 — September 30.
Projected Annual Benefits
Source: FAA — Northern California Metroplex Design Team
Value of Fuel Savings
0.7 Million Gallons
5.6 Thousand Metric Tons
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 a $2.85-per-gallon rate. The data estimates are current as of July 2015.
Northern California Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY17)
Source: Operational Network (OPSNET)
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Average Daily Scheduled Flights (FY09–FY17)
Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)/Air Carrier Statistics Database