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Passenger Benefits

Passenger Benefits

  • Fewer Flights Canceled
  • Quicker Takeoffs & Landings
  • Cleaner Air & Less Noise
  • Enhanced Safety

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.

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast

ADS-B means fewer canceled flights.

Data Comm

Data Comm gets you off the ground more quickly.

Performance Based Navigation

PBN gets you where you're going faster.

System Wide Information Management

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.

Decision Support Systems

New tools for air traffic controllers are designed to help get you there on time.

Wake Recategorization

Safely reducing the required distance between departing aircraft saves time and increases efficiency.


New technologies and procedures mean cleaner air and better controlled noise.

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