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 Phoenix Metroplex airspace more efficient and improving access to its airports. The effort focuses on a number of airports, including Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (IWA) and Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX).

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

Phoenix 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 1,220 534 23 1,777
2010 1,198 495 24 1,718
2011 1,246 480 25 1,752
2012 1,228 438 29 1,695
2013 1,190 450 26 1,665

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 1,108 1,079 1,119 1,100 976

Projected Annual Benefits

Source: FAA

$6.0 Million

Value of Fuel Savings

2.0 Million Gallons

Fuel Savings

19.0 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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