National Airspace System Implementation

The objective of National Airspace System Implementation is to develop the operational infrastructure to support the certification process for satellite navigation and provide the technical basis for the development of GPS operational procedures for all phases of flight. NAS Implementation communicates and cooperates with numerous governmental and non-governmental agencies to pave the way for a smooth transition to satellite navigation.

The FAA's GPS implementation activities are dedicated to the adaptation of the NAS infrastructure to accept Satellite Navigation (SatNav) technology. In short, implementation puts an operational face on satellite navigation for NAS users and service providers. The implementation team is instrumental in ensuring that each aspect of the NAS infrastructure is prepared for satellite navigation through the management and coordination of a variety of overlapping NAS implementation projects.