Performance Reporting Achieved Benefits

Achieved Benefits by Year by Type

Of the $8.5 billion in accrued benefits, the graph below depicts the value of benefits accrued each year from 2010 to 2021 by type of benefit.

Benefits increased from 2010 to 2019. In 2020, due to a drop in travel demand from COVID-19, benefits fell drastically, but began increasing again in 2021 as demand grew once more. On average the breakdown of benefits is safety benefits: 5%, fuel savings: 20%, aircraft operating cost savings: 20%, passenger travel time savings: 55%.

NextGen has continued to deliver benefits during COVID but at lower levels due to the drop in air travel and congestion.

The capabilities are listed in the first year in which they have provided a measurable benefit. Given continued use, benefits from preceding years continue to accrue in succeeding years. The asterisk indicates capabilities requiring aircraft equipage. Find out where these and other capabilities have been implemented at an airport near you.

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The capabilities contributing to the total benefits have been implemented throughout the National Airspace System. Find out where these and other capabilities have been implemented at an airport near you.

Achieved Benefits by Year by Domain

Of the $8.5 billion in accrued benefits, the graph below depicts the amount of benefits accrued each year from 2010 to 2021 by type of domain of the capabilities measured.

Benefits increased from 2010 to 2019. In 2020, due to a drop in travel demand from COVID-19, benefits fell drastically, but began increasing again in 2021 as demand grew once more. On average the breakdown of benefits is Communications, Navigation, Surveillance: 60%, Automation: 20%, Separation: 20%.

NextGen has continued to deliver benefits during COVID but at lower levels due to the drop in air travel and congestion.

The FAA continues to validate NextGen benefits through demonstrations, trials, and initial deployment of new systems and procedures. Aircraft operators, passengers, air traffic controllers, and the FAA all benefit from the enhanced safety, efficiency, and capacity that modernization offers. The asterisk indicates capabilities requiring aircraft equipage.

Communication

Navigation

Surveillance

Automation

Separation

Last updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2022