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.
  • Houston, We Have a Solution

    Houston, We Have a Solution

    NextGen is the solution to arrival and departure delays throughout the Houston Metroplex. NextGen increases on-time arrivals and departures by using predetermined flight paths, while offering other benefits to airlines and the environment.
  • Planes are arriving and departing more quickly and efficiently on the four runways at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

    On a Roll with NextGen

    Aircraft lined up for take-off can now roll sooner, allowing more take-offs and landings within an hour thanks to improved NextGen analysis of wake turbulence.

  • 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.

NextGen Priorities

A joint FAA-aviation community effort, which tracks the milestones of the NextGen Priorities Joint Implementation Plan. These are capabilities that will provide significant near-term benefits to the National Airspace System.

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NextGen Portfolios

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.

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View Performance Indicators

Airports

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

Metroplexes

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 performance metrics 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?

  • New Key Performance Indicators:
    • Average Airborne Time for Key City Pairs
    • Airborne Distance for Key City Pairs
    • Average Hourly Capacity during Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) for the 30 Core Airports
  • Fiscal Year (FY) data for all Access Key Performance Indicators
  • Updated Airport diagram maps for the Core 30 Airports
  • Links to the 2014 NextGen Implementation Plan