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 Houston Metroplex airspace more efficient and improve access to its airports. The effort focuses on a number of airports, including David Wayne Hooks Memorial (DWH), William P. Hobby (HOU), George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and Sugar Land Regional (SGR). The information below may also include data from nearby airports outside of the Houston 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 — Houston Metroplex Post-Implementation Team
Value of Fuel Savings
1.8 Million Gallons
15.7 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 July 2015.
Houston Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY14)
Source: Operational Network (OPSNET)
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Average Daily Scheduled Flights (FY09–FY14)
Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)/Air Carrier Statistics Database