Operational Performance Assessment

This report provides an overview of recent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) improvements and the corresponding operational impacts that were observed in the National Airspace System (NAS). The FAA’s objectives are to determine if the desired impacts have been achieved, to quantify these impacts, and to identify any unanticipated effects. The NextGen office focused on a select set of NextGen improvements that were implemented by fiscal year 2015. They are Houston Metroplex, wake recategorization, enhanced low-visibility operations and improved data sharing. The NextGen office included the implementations for which sufficient time has passed to conduct a meaningful analysis. Their aim was to estimate the impacts of NextGen capabilities on airspace operations in a systematic and standardized way.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 49p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01602709
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 27 2016 11:00AM