International Aviation: Next Generation Air Transportation System
The FAA works closely with its international partners to ensure that global air traffic management (ATM) modernization programs are compatible with the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). By collaborating with industry and leveraging international relationships, the FAA helps shape international standards that improve the safety, efficiency, and environmental sustainability of aviation around the globe. The FAA's NextGen International Office collaborates with key foreign states to leverage ATM knowledge and ensure that NextGen remains at the center of global harmonization. The office maintains international agreements with the European Union, Japan, and Singapore for joint research and development of future air traffic systems. Through these agreements, the FAA engages partners to support the adoption of our system standards as globally accepted standards. The work supports the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Global Air Navigation Plan, which aims to harmonize air traffic systems around the world.