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 NextGen portfolio encompasses the planning and implementation of innovative new technologies and airspace procedures 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
Developed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory and FAA weather experts, the Offshore Precipitation Capability looks a lot like a standard radar product, but its reach goes far beyond conventional radar.
A program designed to ease long waits on the tarmac at Charlotte and other airports is relying, in part, on a piece of hardware that just about everyone owns: a phone.
The Weather Technology in the Cockpit program's research team conducts studies on how pilots process the weather information they receive while flying.
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.