The Next Generation of Air Transportation System (NextGEN)

The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGEN) is the future of the US National Airspace System. Because of its revolutionary innovation of new technologies, NextGEN is still in its infancy on how it would change the aviation industry. This paper presents an overview of NextGEN and its effects on the aviation industry as a whole. The paper compares the current technology of the air transportation system with NextGEN and examines how the latter would affect airports of all sizes, aircraft operation, and the aviation industry. Several key elements are addressed. The "NextGEN for Airports" highlights the awareness and the role of future airports on how it may change the airport infrastructure, industry characteristics and aviation economics. The latest innovation of aircraft technologies is discussed focusing on how these innovations would interact with future NextGEN airports. Finally, the costs and implementation timeline of NextGEN are also addressed.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 25-32
  • Monograph Title: Challenges and Advances in Sustainable Transportation Systems

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01526690
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413364
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: May 15 2014 3:01PM