Up to 15 million U.S. passengers per year experienced some form of delay between 2007–2015. That's according to a 2017 study conducted at Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering, which found that half of that delay resulted from disruptions such as flight cancelations or missed connections. On average, the study found, each passenger who experienced a disruption arrived at their destination 8.5 hours late. That's millions of hours of lost productivity.
NextGen aims to fix that. Here are some of the technologies helping to improve your flying experience.
ADS-B means fewer canceled flights.
- ADS-B creates new paths over the Gulf of Mexico.
- ADS-B enables flights over the Gulf of Mexico in bad weather.
Data Comm gets you off the ground more quickly.
PBN gets you where you're going faster.
- PBN provided a 35 percent reduction in "go-arounds" at Denver
- PBN increases departures 15–20 percent during peak times at Dallas/Fort Worth
SWIM gets the right information to the right people at the right time.
State-of-the-art computer systems help air traffic controllers manage traffic more efficiently.
New tools for air traffic controllers are designed to help get you there on time.
Safely reducing the required distance between departing aircraft saves time and increases efficiency.
- Up to 1.5 minutes saved between Atlanta departures with Wake Recat
- 22 more arrivals per hour at Memphis with Wake Recat
New technologies and procedures mean cleaner air and better controlled noise.