Next Generation Air Transportation System

January 1, 2012 - 3:10am
Canada's ATC system

Despite the dire consequences predicted for Europe’s economy if the euro actually comes unglued, or the monthly chaos that ensues at the U.S. Congress’s failure to reauthorize the FAA, nudging close to the brink of financial disaster can sometimes lead to an epiphany and a new way to consider an old problem. Consider, for example, a nation’s air traffic control system.

December 20, 2011 - 12:59pm
Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta

Bedeviled by political gamesmanship and misfortune, it’s a wonder the FAA gets anything done—never mind accomplishing the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). With the latest transition in FAA leadership, we’ve come full circle to the situation that prevailed when President George W. Bush left office three years ago, with an interim administrator and no reauthorization.

December 13, 2011 - 1:50pm

The FAA should provide more detailed information on efforts to align with Europe on ATC modernization to mitigate “continuing skepticism” among aviation industry stakeholders, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).

December 8, 2011 - 1:44pm
FAA and EU representatives sign agreement in March in Budapest.

Citing “continuing skepticism” among aviation industry stakeholders in both the U.S. and Europe, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the FAA provide more information on its efforts to align with Europe on ATC modernization.

December 2, 2011 - 1:35pm
A multifunction control display unit in aircraft cockpit shows a controller-pilo

Digital data messaging between pilots and air traffic controllers is scheduled to begin replacing voice-based communications in U.S. airspace in the next three years.

November 21, 2011 - 10:45am
Illustration of ADS-B

Operators in the U.S. are required to equip their aircraft for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) “Out” capability by 2020.

November 13, 2011 - 4:27am
Paolo Carmassi

Like the key air transport sectors that it serves, Honeywell’s worldview is increasingly shifting eastward as markets in the Middle East and Asia continue to show strong growth. And the emphasis of the U.S. group’s technological development work remains focused on trying to ensure that traffic growth can be achieved without compromising safety.

November 10, 2011 - 4:28pm

An expanded FAA NextGen ATC technologies testbed at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach, Fla. campus officially opened this week.

November 4, 2011 - 3:50pm

The FAA faces significant challenges in achieving the vision of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), government and industry panelists told the House aviation subcommittee last month.

October 18, 2011 - 5:03pm

The FAA broke ground yesterday on a new $69 million air traffic control tower and Tracon facility at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, replacing the tower that has served the airport since 1988.

 
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