This is NextGen
The Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen, is the FAA-led modernization of America's air transportation system to make flying even safer, more efficient, and more predictable.
NextGen is not one technology, product, or goal. The term NextGen encompasses dozens of innovative, new technologies that are being developed and implemented after thorough testing for safety. Through research, innovation, and collaboration, NextGen is setting standards around the world and further establishing the FAA's global leadership in aviation.
NextGen News Stories
Christopher Loring, International Aviation Specialist, explains how the NextGen International Office collaborates with other countries to advance the safety and efficiency of aviation around the world.
Even the most seasoned pilots have occasionally been surprised by unseen aircraft. Thanks to ADS-B In, pilots can see the location of other aircraft on displays in the cockpit giving them an extra level of safety and security.
Receiving nearly half of all daily digital departure clearances issued to airlines nationwide, Southwest Airlines is getting flights into the air more efficiently with Data Communications.
With ADS-B, pilots see what controllers see: a complete picture of surrounding aircraft.
From ground operations to in-flight communications, this NextGen Experience will illustrate how the FAA and its partners are changing the way we fly.
How NextGen Works
As the steward of America's airspace, the FAA is committed to ensuring that we have the safest, most efficient airspace system possible today and for generations of air travelers to come.
Where We Are Now
NextGen is about halfway through a multi-year investment and implementation plan. The FAA plans to keep rolling out NextGen technologies, procedures, and policies that benefit passengers, the aviation industry, and the environment through 2025/2030 and beyond.
NextGen Near You
Learn more about NextGen projects across the country and how you can get involved in discussions about the evolution of the U.S. air transportation system.