The collaborative regional partnership includes the FAA, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and the Houston Airport System.
"The Metroplex effort is critical to the safety and efficiency of our aviation system, and Houston – one of the nation's busiest airspaces – is a great place to showcase this initiative” said NATCA representative Keith Brown. “Metroplex will make air travel a better experience for everyone. NATCA is proud to be partnering with the FAA to create the best and most technologically advanced aviation system in the world."
“We are proud to be an innovator in the Metroplex project in Houston, home to United’s largest hub,” said Jay Ellzey, United’s vice president of operations administration. “The collaborative effort between United and the FAA is a win-win — not only have we designed more efficient operations that benefit our customers, the project also creates a greener airspace.”
“Southwest Airlines is committed to the design and implementation of safe and efficient flight procedures that benefit the traveling public and the communities surrounding the Houston Metroplex,” said Captain Chuck Magill, Southwest Airlines Vice President of Flight Operations.
“We are honored that the Houston Airport System plays such a vital role in the optimization of the air traffic control system,” said Mario C. Diaz, Director of Aviation for the Houston Airport System. “It’s a collaborative effort between our partners at the Federal Aviation Administration and our airlines and provides flexibility, reliability and environmental benefits for our nearly 50 million passengers.”