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How We Do It

NextGen's Green Initiatives

Meeting NextGen's environmental and energy goals requires dedicated professionals working with the leading-edge systems and technology that will shape the face of air travel for decades to come. Technical, industrial and business professionals working in NextGen are developing the following software and initiatives:

NextGen Environmental Management System (EMS) Framework
Identifies and manages aviation-related environmental issues and enhances collaboration among aviation stakeholders
The Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) Program
Reduces the environmental impact of aircraft through new engine and airframe technologies and sustainable fuels
The Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT)
Models aircraft performance in space and time to more effectively evaluate noise, fuel consumption and emissions
Fuel-saving Performance Based Navigation (PBN)
Creates more direct and fuel efficient routes to reduce emissions
Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI)
Enhances energy security and environmental sustainability for aviation by exploring the use of alternative jet fuels
Last updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2022