Measuring Operational Results from NextGen
Integrating NextGen capabilities to transform the National Airspace System 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.
NextGen is Platform for Helicopter Flights
With as many as 5,000 to 9,000 helicopter operations in the Gulf of Mexico every day, enhancing safety through NextGen technology has never been more important.
Since the FAA and the helicopter community collaborated to implement NextGen in the Gulf, the benefits have been exceptional.
And the best benefit? Getting rig workers back home.
FAA Wakes Up Separation Standards
Cutting back taxi times? Check. Reducing carbon emissions? Check. Helping a major delivery corporation get planes in and out of a crucial hub? Check.
Discover how new procedures for aircraft wake at Memphis International Airport are providing benefits.
NextGen Tool Helps Aircraft Stay the Course
Is there anything more frustrating as a passenger when a flight is about to land but then must execute a go-around?
It adds minutes to flights and increases air traffic congestion near busy airports.
One airport is experiencing tremendous success with new precision procedures that are reducing the number of go arounds.
A Better View of Operations at World's Busiest Airport
Improved situational awareness is always a benefit, particularly at the busiest airport in the world.
NextGen tracking equipment in Atlanta is giving air traffic controllers the "big picture" of aircraft and vehicles moving on the airport surface. The original intent of the system was to enhance safety and reduce runway incursions. But better management of ground movement is proving an added benefit.
NextGen Cuts through the Fog
Low cost and high impact is the perfect one-two combination. NextGen procedures are allowing flights to land even in times of reduced visibility.
That means increased throughput and fewer diversions to other airports. And that also means a better passenger experience for thousands of flyers.
View Performance Indicators
As NextGen moves toward full implementation, the benefits of new capabilities and procedures that enhance passengers' experience and improve safety will 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. Explore what NextGen is bringing to you and what you can expect from this monumental undertaking.
|April 2013||Specific Updates:|
The NPS is now reporting Efficiency and City Pair metrics for each airport's reportable hours. This change ensures consistency of reporting throughout the FAA by harmonizing the time periods used. For a list of the Reportable Hours for each airport, please see the Reference Guide.
Future versions of the NPS will add information on Metroplexes.