The FAA is redesigning airspace and addressing inefficiencies, introducing new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures, and making use of Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) to make the Florida Metroplex airspace more efficient and improve access to its airports. The effort focuses on a number of airports, including Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM), Orlando International Airport (MCO), Miami International Airport (MIA), Opa-locka Executive Airport (OPF), Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE), Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (TMB), and Tampa International Airport (TPA). The information below may also include data from nearby airports outside of the Florida Metroplex (please see the Reference Guide for additional information).
The FAA has adopted a structured process for executing Metroplex projects. The process includes multiple opportunities for public involvement as the agency proceeds through the design, required environmental analysis, and implementation of procedures. Some public involvement meetings will be informational. Others will be public workshops where interested members of the community will be invited to talk with FAA airspace designers to learn about what the agency is doing, ask questions, and find out how the airspace changes might affect their community. The FAA has a structured, publicized method to advertise the workshops, as well as collect public comments. Please see the Community Involvement page for more information.
All results are reported by Fiscal Year (FY), October 1 — September 30.
Projected Annual Benefits
Source: FAA — Florida Metroplex (formerly known as South Central Florida Metroplex) Study Team
Value of Fuel Savings
5.4 Million Gallons
46.1 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.
Florida 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