When NextGen is fully implemented—hopefully by 2025—airline passengers will notice significant changes in the way they fly. With new tools aiding our pilots and air traffic controllers, those frustrating delays while taxiing to the runway will diminish, flights will be smoothly diverted around rough weather and routes will be more precise—saving time, fuel and money.
The Department of Transportation Inspector General’s report on issues surrounding the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system fails to state the obvious, that the infrastructure necessary to implement ADS-B is on time, on budget and on the job. It is imperative that to improve our air transportation system and to enhance safety for future generations, the aviation industry, operators and government must all do their part to make NextGen a success.
Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey on the release of the President’s fiscal year 2015 Budget Request for the Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration.
The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) transforms the National Airspace System to meet future safety, security, capacity and environmental needs. The full implementation of NextGen will…