Next Gen

The enormous capabilities satellites have in the areas of safety, capacity, and efficiency have not been used to guide air traffic control and navigation. The collective procedures, systems, and technologies forming the national airspace system's evolution from ground-based radar air traffic control to satellite-based air traffic management is known as Next Generation Air Transportation System or NextGen. Full implementation of NextGen is still 20 years and $20 billion away. The author argues that immediate development and implementation are needed, even in congested airspace in places like New York.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Illustrations;
  • Pagination: pp 12-14
  • Serial:
    • Airport Magazine
    • Volume: 21
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: AAAE Service Corporation, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0744-5326

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01140825
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 11 2009 4:07PM