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Navigation Programs — Satellite Navigation

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The FAA Satellite Navigation Team provides satellite (GPS) based positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services in the United States to enable performance-based (RNP/RNAV) operations for all phases of flight from en route, terminal, approach, and surface navigation. PNT services are an essential enabler required to overcome the deficiencies in today's air traffic infrastructure and support implementation of the Next Generation Air Transportation (NEXTGEN) system for the United States' National Airspace System (NAS). The FAA's plan to provide PNT services requires implementation of two GPS augmentation systems, the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) and the Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS). Both systems improve the accuracy, availability, and integrity needed to support continuous all-weather use of GPS as a primary means of navigation and automated dependent surveillance (ADS-B) within the NAS.

The Satellite Navigation Team, along with other FAA organizations and numerous governmental and non-governmental agencies, are all supporting a smooth transition to satellite navigation. Visit us and see what’s new.

Satellite Navigation Management Team

Satellite Navigation Team Manager, AJM-321
Greg Thompson (Acting) -

WAAS Program Manager, AJM-3211
Greg Thompson -

GBAS: Advanced Systems Design Services Team Manager, AJW-1X
Shelly Beauchamp -

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