FAA: Metroplex NextGen project in place in north Texas
Thursday, November 20, 2014
According toSecretary , this system will save fuel and reduce the emissions from , thereby benefiting the . The FAA said this system could reduce distances flown by one million annually and could save tens of thousands of of annually.
To date, the North Texas Metroplex NextGen Project is amongst the largest in the country. A similar project has been underway insince May and more projects are proposed in major cities such as ; , ; and , . A is a large multi-airport urban area where air operations can be inefficient because of air traffic congestion and environmental concerns.
These initiatives are very expensive to put in place and the deadline to have the entire NextGen system put into place — originally to be by the year 2020 — is approaching, but FAA Administrator Michael Huerta expressed hope this Metroplex system would go into place at airports around the country.
NextGen is a system the FAA claims would allow aircraft to fly shorter routes and save millions of gallons of fuel each year and cut carbon emissions. It uses technology as opposed to older ground-radar-based technology to allow to pinpoint aircraft with greater precision and give pilots more accurate information.
- Lynn Lunsford. "Press Release – NextGen Procedures Deliver Promised Efficiency for Airlines and Passengers Traveling through North Texas" — , November 19, 2014
- Keith Laing. "FAA touts NextGen implementation in Texas" — , November 19, 2014