Features March 2014 Issue
NextGen Signs of Life
The FAAís high-tech NextGen baby is on its way. While critics may still claim itíll be stillborn, itís strong and kicking, if gestating a bit longer than planned.
NextGen is such a simple word, yet it implies so much. This FAA effort to redesign the entire National Airspace Systemís underlying technology and procedures has been underway for years and will continue for many more. Billions of dollars and millions of hours have been dedicated to new systems, new airspace design and new user training.