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



RC to develop pilot situational awareness

Rockwell Collins has joined Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in a two-phase launch of the Aircraft Access to System-Wide Information Management (SWIM) programme that uses national … More ››

Raytheon wins $350m STARS upgrade

Raytheon has been awarded a $350 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) contract modification to continue the upgrade of 135 air traffic control centres to the … More ››

NextGen champion joins NBAA board

The United States National Business Association (NBAA) has named Bill Ayer, a long-time general aviation pilot and aviation industry leader, to its board of directors. … More ››

FAA releases 30-day Chicago fire review

After reviewing contingency plans and security protocols in the wake of a fire at the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Centre, the US Federal Aviation … More ››

NextGen procedures for North Texas

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced the successful implementation of the North Texas Metroplex NextGen project, a newly launched air-traffic system that will … More ››

Airlines urge FAA funding, governance overhaul

A US airlines chief is pushing for ‘transformational’ change in the next round of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorisation, including speeding efforts to modernise the … More ››

System Approach

Characteristic delay states of the National Airspace System, identified through clustering. These delay states have been shown to help predict flight delays in the air traffic network. Credit: Hamsa Balakrishnan, MIT

Aaron Dubrow from the National Science Foundation reports on designing tomorrow’s air traffic control systems On a good day, flying can be a comfortable and … More ››

NASA to supply critical data over remote Alaska

NASA’s Traffic and Atmospheric Information for General Aviation (TAIGA) technology system is capable of showing pilots the altitude of nearby terrain via colour. Yellow identifies … More ››

Summit to tackle ADS-B equipage challenge

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to hold a high level summit at the end of the month to engage the aviation industry in … More ››

NextGen priorities secure stakeholder buy-in

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) insists it has secured vital buy-in for a plan that accelerates the delivery of key NextGen initiatives over the … More ››