North Texas NextGen Project Launched

The FAA has started operating the North Texas Metroplex NextGen project, a new air-traffic system that aims to deliver more on-time flights for passengers while reducing pollution by thousands of metric tonnes each year.

The FAA has started operating the North Texas Metroplex NextGen project, a new air-traffic system that aims to deliver more on-time flights for passengers while reducing pollution by thousands of metric tonnes each year.

US transportation secretary Anthony Foxx said: “The North Texas Metroplex is an example for the entire country of the difference we can make with the help of the federal government.”

According to the FAA, the project will cut the distance flown by aircraft in the area by as much as one million nautical miles each year, saving up to 4.1 million gallons of fuel and reducing carbon emissions by as much as 41,000 tonnes each year.

More than a dozen similar projects are underway in the US, and the North Texas Metroplex project is one of the largest implemented to date.

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