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 Charlotte Metroplex airspace more efficient with improved access to its airports. The effort focuses on a number of airports, including Columbia Metropolitan (CAE), Charlotte-Douglas International (CLT), Piedmont Triad International (GSO), Greenville-Spartanburg International (GSP), Concord Regional (JQF), and Raleigh-Durham International (RDU). The information below may also include data from nearby airports outside of the Charlotte 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 — Charlotte Metroplex Post Implementation Team
Value of Fuel Savings
4.2 Million Gallons
36.0 Thousand Metric Tons
The metroplex procedural improvements have been completed. These annual benefits are based on post-implementation estimates. The value of the fuel savings is based on a $2.85-per-gallon rate. The data estimates are current as of September 2017.
Charlotte 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