Measuring Operational Results From Nextgen

Integrating NextGen capabilities to transform the National Airspace System (NAS) is a complex effort that requires the FAA to continuously measure and report our progress. This website highlights qualitative and quantitative NextGen performance measures, focusing on locations where NextGen capabilities enhance airspace performance and emphasizing the link between investments and benefits.
  • This depicts the 11 measurable portfolios in the NextGen program.

    NextGen Portfolios

    Got NextGen? Check out our maps and find out which NextGen improvements are available where you live and fly.

  • NextGen procedures helped planes land on time even when one runway was closed at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

    Less Delay to Sun n' Fun with NextGen at Fort Lauderdale

    Every winter, flocks of "snowbirds" make their way from chilly northern climates to Fort Lauderdale. For 16 months, the airport is down to one runway and delays seemed inevitable. But with efficient planning and a NextGen tool, Fort Lauderdale flights have a better on-time arrival rate than before.

  • A NextGen route from Los Angeles to Florida is shown on a map next to a conventional route.
    Conventional NextGen

    NextGen Creates New Paths Over Gulf of Mexico

    Would you rather spend two hours on the plane or two hours on the beach? NextGen-equipped aircraft heading to Fort Lauderdale can avoid long reroutes around thunderstorms and fly the fastest route across the Gulf of Mexico.

  • This is the logo of the Charles M. Schulz Airport in Sonoma County, featuring Snoopy the cartoon.

    NextGen Ain't Peanuts at Snoopy's Airport

    Pilots pass Woodstock, Lucy and Pigpen on their way to Charles M. Schulz — Sonoma County Airport in Northern California. These are the names of the waypoints that guide them along the NextGen approach path to the runway.

  • NextGen technologies allow pilots to fly precision routes in mountainous areas.

    A 'Win-Win' at Jackson Hole

    Nestled in the mountains of Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming is one of the most scenic airports in the world — and one of the most difficult to get to. Luckily, a new NextGen procedure makes the approach to the airport safer, faster and avoids noise-sensitive areas.

NextGen Portfolios

The 11 measurable portfolios in the NextGen program.

The FAA uses a comprehensive, cross-agency portfolio approach to implement NextGen capabilities. Learn more about the portfolios and locations where NextGen capabilities have been implemented.

View Performance Indicators


Even as NextGen initiatives continued to be deployed, many airports are already taking advantage of NextGen capabilities. Here is the progress for 30 Core Airports.


NextGen is improving traffic flow in metroplexes: metropolitan areas where airports in close proximity make for complex airspace. See how metroplexes work and their expected NextGen benefits.

City Pairs

For airline operators, city-pair performance is the most direct way to connect two markets. View gate-to-gate times for city pairs in metroplexes across the United States.

Across the National Airspace System

Illustration of planes being guided by satellite.

The benefits of NextGen capabilities and procedures that enhance passengers' experience and improve safety continue to grow. It is crucial to track the progress of those benefits to ensure that we provide improvements that make the kinds of impacts we need.

What's New?

  • Don't miss the new portfolio section. The section includes an overview of the NextGen implementation portfolios along with information about locations of specific NextGen improvements.
  • New Key Performance Indicator: Airborne Predictability Time
  • Additional key city pairs: New York (JFK) to San Francisco (SFO), Atlanta (ATL) to Dallas (DFW), Dallas (DFW) to Los Angeles (LAX), Dallas (DFW) to Chicago (ORD)
  • Added FY13 Metroplex Average Daily Scheduled Flights data
  • Updated FY13 airport overview information