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Office of NextGen

The Office of NextGen coordinates NextGen initiatives, programs, and policy development across the FAA's various lines of business and staff offices. The office also collaborates with other U.S. federal and state government agencies, the FAA's international partners, and the aviation community to harmonize NextGen policies and procedures.

Learn more about the Office of NextGen's organizational structure:

Key Officials   |   NextGen Offices

Info-Centric National Airspace System

Exciting new opportunities are emerging in aviation and aerospace. The future NAS must accommodate the resulting changes in operations. Charting Aviation’s Future: Operations in an Info-Centric NAS is the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) vision for the future of the NAS.

Partner Engagement

The NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) provides independent advice and recommendations to the FAA and responds to specific taskings received directly from the FAA. The Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC) provides advice and recommendations to the FAA Administrator on the needs, objectives, plans, approaches, content, and accomplishments of the aviation research portfolio and also helps coordinate FAA research activities with other government agencies and the industry.

NAC Information   |   REDAC Information

Funding Opportunities

The Office of NextGen administers several funding opportunities available to public entities:


The Office of NextGen administers multiple contract portfolios providing technical and professional services to enable the Federal Aviation Administration to accomplish its objectives.

Career Spotlight

The Office of NextGen transforms research and development into reality and designs the air traffic control systems of the future. Our teams include engineers, computer scientists, program managers, budget and finance analysts, communications specialists, and more. Learn more about what it would be like to work in the FAA's Office of NextGen.

Educational Opportunities

The Office of NextGen offers many educational opportunities for students of all ages to gain experience in aviation science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, through outreach and internship programs.

Last updated: Monday, April 15, 2024