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Metroplex - Cleveland-Detroit

The FAA is redesigning airspace, introducing new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures, and making use of Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) to make the Cleveland-Detroit Metroplex airspace more efficient with improved access to its airports. Some of the airports in the focus area include: Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport (BKL), Cuyahoga County Airport (CGF), Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport (DET), Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), Oakland County International Airport (PTK), and Willow Run Airport (YIP). The information below may also include data from nearby airports outside of the Cleveland-Detroit 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 — Cleveland-Detroit Metroplex Study Team

$9.7 Million

Value of Fuel Savings

3.4 Million Gallons

Fuel Savings

28.9 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 a $2.85-per-gallon rate. The data estimates are current as of July 2015.

Cleveland-Detroit Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY17)

Source: Operational Network (OPSNET)

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Commercial Air Carriers
General Aviation
Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY17)
FY Commercial Air Carrier General Aviation Military Total Operations
2009 1,836 936 6 2,778
2010 1,819 907 5 2,730
2011 1,827 826 7 2,659
2012 1,770 882 5 2,657
2013 1,740 835 4 2,579
2014 1,568 769 4 2,341
2015 1,428 756 4 2,188
2016 1,457 756 10 2,223
2017 1,468 727 5 2,200

Average Daily Scheduled Flights (FY09–FY17)

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

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Average Daily Scheduled Flights (FY09–FY17)
FY 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Scheduled Flights 1,683 1,683 1,683 1,559 1,443 1,435 1,272 1,307 1,309

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