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.
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.
“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
Email the Alliance: NextGenNow@panynj.gov
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|5/19/11||NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) Meeting at JFK Airport|
|1/27||Upgrading to World Class: The Future of the NY Region's Airports|
|3/8-10||ATC Global 2011|
|Jan 2010||FAA Responds to NextGen Task Force Recommendations|
|5/19-21||NextGen Ahead 2010|
|11/4||NextGen Task Force: Applying the Recommendations|
|10/4–7||54th ATCA Annual Conference and Exposition|
|9/15||Avionics Magazine Presents Now Gen NEXT|
|8/5–6||Aviation Week RNP and NextGen Forum|
|8/5||RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee|
|5/28||Governors Join Alliance|
|3/17||U.S. Chamber of Commerce joins the Alliance|
|2/25||National Alliance to Advance NextGen is formed|
|6/24||Sixth Plenary Meeting, NextGen Midterm Implementation Task Force|
|5/21||New York City Business Travel Association, Alliance to address|
|5/18||NextGen Alliance reaches 250 member milestone|
|5/12||Connecticut Westchester Business Travel Association, Alliance to address|
|4/28–29||US Chamber 8th Annual Aviation Summit, Alliance to participate|
|4/13–16||National Airspace System Performance Workshop focusing on NextGen|
|3/31–4/1||34th Annual FAA Aviation Forecast Conference|
|3/26–27||Aviation Week hosts ADS-B & NextGen Forum|
|3/18||NJ Business Travel Association, Alliance to address|
|3/18||US House T&I Committee Hearing on NextGen|