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NextGen Now

For the health of the nation’s economy and future air traffic growth, we must act now to bring NextGen technology to our airports.

An antiquated air traffic control system that is dependent on ground-based radar technology is threatening the 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.

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?

What Are Members Saying?

Featured Quotes:

“One of the largest industries in the United States is still working with an antiquated air traffic control system. To sustain growth in the travel industry and improve the economic, environmental and security of all passengers, the move to advance Nextgen needs to happen now.”
Cablevision, NY

“With all the advancements in technology, it is astounding that our air traffic control system remains so antiquated. Air travel is vital to the growth and sustainability of our national economy. It is time for us to bite the bullet and invest in the infrastructure necessary to transport people via a safe, secure and efficient system. It is a matter of national pride.”
Airport Revenue News, FL

“The existing ATC inefficiencies cost the country, passengers and airlines billions of dollars. The NYC region alone would lose 80 Billion over the next 20 years in lost productivity. Furthermore, safety issues must be considered a primary factor. The US is behind the rest of the world and this must be addressed as soon as possible.”
Canon USA, NY

“'NextGen is a must-have for the aviation industry in this country. Modernization of the air traffic control system should be the first priority in funding our future.”
Salt Lake City Department of Airports, UT

“NextGen is an important initiative that will yield significant safety, congestion relief, environmental, economic and other benefits for the entire nation. NextGen needs to be needs to be a priority if it is going to be successful.”
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, DC

Learn More and Spread the Word

Email the Alliance: NextGenNow@panynj.gov