Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2004
Date Ended:2025
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology development, Policy Support, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Transport>Passenger, Transport, Transport>Freight
Agency:U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
Legal References:Section 709 of the Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act (P.L. 108-176); 51 USC 40113 - Airspace Systems Research

The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) plan to modernize the National Airspace System (NAS) through to the year 2025. The Next Generation Air Transportation initiative started in 2003 to transform the U.S. air transportation system by 2025. In contrast to today's system, the Next Generation Air Transportation System will be more flexible, resilient, scalable, adaptive, and highly automated - meeting up to two to three times current demand while reducing environmental impacts. NextGen integrates new and existing technologies, policies and procedures to reduce delays, save fuel and lower aircraft exhaust emissions to deliver a more reliable travel experience. NextGen includes security, safety, and efficiency of passenger, cargo, and aircraft operations. NextGens computerized air transportation network will stress adaptability by enabling aircraft to immediately adjust to ever-changing factors such as: weather, traffic congestion, aircraft position via GPS, flight trajectory patterns, and security issues.

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