The NextGen Office provides leadership in planning and developing the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). NextGen is a transformative change in the management and operation of how we fly, which will reduce delays, save fuel and lower carbon emissions. This comprehensive initiative integrates new and existing technologies, including satellite navigation and advanced digital communications. Airports and aircraft in the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS) will be connected to NextGen's advanced infrastructure and will continually share information in real time to improve air transportation's safety, speed, efficiency and environmental impacts. The combined initiatives that make up NextGen will provide a better travel experience.
The NextGen Office coordinates NextGen initiatives, programs and policy development across the various FAA lines of business and staff offices. The office also works with other U.S. federal and state government agencies, the FAA's international counterparts and members of the aviation community to ensure harmonization of NextGen policies and procedures.