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NextGen Advisory Committee

The objective of the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) is to provide independent advice and recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and to respond to specific taskings received directly from the FAA. The advice, recommendations, and taskings relate to concepts, requirements, operational capabilities, the associated use of technology, and related considerations to operations that affect the future of the Air Traffic Management System and the integration of new technologies. In addition, the NAC recommends consensus-driven standards for FAA consideration relating to Air Traffic Management System modernization, which the FAA may adopt.

The FAA has successfully implemented a number of NextGen priorities, advancing work at target locations and producing useful and measurable benefits to industry and the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS). The NextGen Priorities Joint Implementation Plan, 2017-2019 contains FAA-industry agreed milestones through 2019 in four focus areas: Multiple Runway Operations, Surface Operations and Data Sharing, Data Communications, and Performance Based Navigation. The 2017 Joint Implementation Plan Update includes a new NextGen Priority area, the Northeast Corridor (NEC), the busy airspace between Washington, D.C., and Boston that includes Philadelphia and New York City, and associated airspace.

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