The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the name given to a new National Airspace System due for implementation across the United States in stages between 2012 and 2025



Shooting for the Moon?


Bob Poole asks whether the United States Congress will finally enact ATC corporatisation? Early this summer, the US aviation community was poised to review ATC … More ››

Marking Progress


Edward Bolton, assistant administrator for NextGen, explains how the Federal Aviation Administration is moving from planning to implementation In the past year, we have made … More ››

A4A urges Congress action on ATC reform

The influential Airlines for America (A4A) group is urging US lawmakers to deliver a modern and efficient air traffic control system by overhauling the way in … More ››

NASA, FAA collaboration spawns TSAS tool

A new software tool developed by NASA, and being deployed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will help air traffic controllers manage the nation’s skies. … More ››

US tables bill to privatise air traffic control

The chairman of a powerful US congressional transport committee has formally announced his intention to separate air traffic control services from the Federal Aviation Administration … More ››

FAA launches datacomm messaging at Newark

NextGen technology is helping to keep departing aircraft on schedule using datalink technology as they fly out of Newark, New Jersey, into some of the … More ››

FAA should ‘reset expectations’ for NextGen

The original vision for NextGen is not what is being implemented today, and the Federal Aviation Administration should “reset expectations” for the programme meant to … More ››

ERAM achieves its ultimate milestone

Lockheed Martin’s En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) system has finally replaced the Host computer system to manage traffic at all US area control centres – … More ››

NextGen aircraft cockpit avionics vulnerable to cyber attack from passenger inflight entertainment

Is this your captain speaking?

A United States watchdog is warning that NextGen avionics could render the cockpit vulnerable to cyber attack. A new report by the nation’s Government Accountability … More ››

US ADS-B-ready fleet marks NextGen milestone

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment is now on board 10,000 aircraft flying in the United States. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) made the announcement at … More ››