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


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 ››

US chief pledges contingency, security probe

The US chief in charge of the nation’s air traffic control has pledged a review of current level of contingency in the wake of the … More ››

Stand & Deliver

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Andrew Charlton interviews Edward L Bolton Jr, assistant administrator for NextGen, the multi-billion dollar effort to overhaul US air traffic management The task of making … More ››

New NextGen rollout roadmap tipped for October

The US Federal Aviation Administration is preparing to publish crucial NextGen milestones and metrics by October 18, according to the agency executive charged with keeping … More ››

NASA transfers NextGen technology

NextGen software technology that will allow air traffic controllers to maximize the benefits of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures on the approach to the runway … More ››

NASA, Saab to optimise flight efficiency

Saab has announced that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI) has awarded the company a cooperative agreement to prototype and … More ››

Houston overhauls its airspace

US transport secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) administrator Michael Huerta announced the successful implementation of the Houston Metroplex NextGen airspace redesign project, … More ››