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Posts Tagged ‘NextGen’

The Federal Aviation Administration’s Limited Progress in Adopting NextGen Provisions

Monday, February 10th, 2014
EXHIBIT C. STATUS OF FAA’S IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TITLE II REQUIREMENTS (AS OF AUGUST 23, 2013)

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL
The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is a critical infrastructure project that will transform the Nation’s air traffic management from ground-based radar to a satellite-based system with the goals of improving safety, meeting the expected demands for increased capacity, and improving efficiency. It is also FAA’s most complex modernization effort to date and will require multibillion-dollar investments from both the Federal Government and airspace users to successfully implement. However, since its inception a decade ago, FAA’s progress in implementing NextGen has not met the expectations of Congress and industry stakeholders, and key modernization efforts have experienced significant cost increases and schedule delays.

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Chicago, IL: NextGen Eases Congested Airspace

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Air traffic controllers are using NextGen procedures to deconflict traffic between airports, and increase flight operations. Learn more:http://www.faa.gov/nextgen

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US Airline Industry 2013

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

BOYD GROUP INTERNATIONAL
Fodder for the gullible. Despite slow/no growth in airline flights, anywhere between 15% and 20% of flights still arrive 15 minutes or more off the already ATC-padded carrier schedules. Every month. We can depend on it. Go back five years. Or ten years. Compare what the FAA was saying then, with what it’s saying now about fixing the air traffic control system. It’s a time warp with today’s glowing projections of progress. Plan on more of the same in 2013.

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