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NextGen Now

NextGen Air Traffic Control Now

Our current antiquated air traffic control system, that is dependent on ground-based radar technology, is threatening efficiency of our airports and stifling economic growth. The Federal Aviation Administration’s Next Generation Air Transportation System – called NextGen – will alleviate delays at the nation’s most congested and delay-prone airports but is years away from full implementation.

NextGen is the transformation of the National Airspace System from a ground-based system of air traffic control to a satellite-based system of air traffic management, utilizing a portfolio of policy, procedures, and 21st century technology.


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About the National Alliance to Advance NextGen
We urge Congress and the Administration to implement NextGen at our nation’s airports, starting with the most congested and delay-prone airspaces like the metropolitan New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles areas. Learn more and join our efforts.

What Are the Experts Saying?

  1. Grounded — The High Cost of Air Traffic Congestion, February 2009, Partnership for New York City.
  2. The FAA’s NextGen web page. Go to
  3. NextGen Symposium Proceedings, 2/25/2009, The Region 2 University Transportation Research Center

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Learn More and Spread the Word

  1. A New Route to Easing Air-Traffic Congestion, 5/12/2009, The Wall Street Journal
    A discussion on a new navigation system that has already proved it can reduce weather delays, shave minutes off flight times and reduce noise pollution. By Scott McCartney.
  2. Troubled Skies, April 2009, NPR’s Morning Edition takes a comprehensive look at the problems facing our aviation system, including the outdated technology used in the air traffic control system.
  3. Navigating the Skies Around New York, 3/10/2009, The Wall Street Journal
    Bill DeCota, Director of Aviation at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey discusses flight delays and NextGen with WSJ’s Matt Phillips.
  4. NextGen Technology Fact Sheet.
  5. NextGen Now Sign-Up Card.


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