NextGen

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

Overview

NextGen


Raytheon to complete US STARS upgrade

Raytheon has been awarded a $135 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) contract modification to upgrade air traffic control systems at the final 22 airports of … More ››

US transport chief to table radical ATC overhaul

Legislation will be tabled today that could revolutionise US air traffic control. Sources close to Republican politician Bill Shuster – the House transportation chairman who … More ››

Charlotte demonstrates NextGen dividends

NextGen procedures are helping flights operate more efficiently at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), improving on-time performance and decreasing emissions. The Charlotte Metroplex project includes … More ››

On Course

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A January 5 article in Air Traffic Management highlighted the Federal Aviation Administration’s goals for further modernizing air traffic control, but overlooked what its efforts … More ››

PASSUR lands NextGen gains monitor

US aviation industry standards advisor RTCA has selected PASSUR Aerospace to create the first industry dashboard for reporting on and analysing air transportation system performance … More ››

NASA touts green aviation achievements

US airlines could realise more than US$250 billion in savings in the near future thanks to green-related technologies developed and refined by NASA‘s aeronautics researchers … More ››

FAA outlines 2016 modernisation goals

US Congress starts 2016 with a mission to craft new legislation aimed at authorising the salaries of air traffic controllers, legislation which could also feature … More ››

US controller union flags staffing concerns

A US controller union chief has warned that bureaucratic red tape and arbitrary rules risk making the national controller staffing shortage one of the most … More ››

Shooting for the Moon?

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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

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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 ››