The Next Generation Air Transport System (NextGen) is a series of initiatives, improvements and in some cases aviation mandates to advance airspace capacity, efficiency and safety of the National Airspace System (NAS). NextGen is primarily driven by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), however; there is a global harmonization in process to ensure common aircraft equipage where applicable.
The process of improving the airspace, started in the 1990s and has been a work in process ever since. The FAA is moving from a legacy of ground based primary and secondary radar to space based and advanced terrestrial based platforms.
The three focus areas for the airplane and/or operator equipment needs are focused around communications, navigation and surveillance technologies to meet these evolving airspace needs.
Putting the pieces of the NextGen puzzle together is challenging and it can be a costly endeavor if not adequately planned and implemented. Let us help you identify solutions for your aircraft and mission needs.