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NextGen Priorities – Northeast Corridor

The recommended implementations for the Northeast Corridor (NEC) are designed to address key issues that negatively impact NEC operational performance today. This includes mitigations that address adverse weather, a major issue in the NEC. Each implementation includes FAA and industry commitments to accomplish the implementations. Because of the interdependencies amongst the NEC initiatives and the associated impact on the national aviation system, it is important to continually assess and address, as needed, to ensure that system improvements are occurring and dependent milestones are being met. Some primary themes for the NEC recommendations are deconflicting arrivals into the New York area, improving arrival and departure throughput, easing congestion points, and addressing community noise.

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Implementation Commitment

Implementation Commitment
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Procedures — Implement Simultaneous Converging Instrument Approaches (SCIA) to PHL 9R and 17 On track
Tactical — Consistent Usage of Defined and Existing Capping and Tunneling for Departures/Arrivals to/from the NEC On track
Tools — Converging Runway Display Aid (CRDA) Dependent Converging Instrument Approaches (DCIA) Application for PHL 27R and 35 for RNAV Approaches On track
Tools — Implement En Route Departure Capability (EDC) Implemented
  • ZNY
    ×

    Reason for date change at ZNY: Completed prior to commitment date.

    date change ahead of schedule

    Q4 2017 Revised date

    Q1 2018 Baseline date

Tools — Implement Surface Visualization Tool (SVT) Implemented
  • ZBW
Tools — Implement TBFM IDAC Implemented
  • Four NY
    Airports
    ×

    Reason for date change at Four NY
    Airports
    : Completed prior to commitment date.

    date change ahead of schedule

    Q4 2017 Revised date

    Q2 2018 Baseline date

Tools — Implement TBFM Pre-Departure Scheduling at a Selected Airport On track
Tools — Improve Airborne Metering On track
  • PHL
Refer to the following text: Implemented Refer to the following text: On track Refer to the following text: New/Revised Refer to the following text: Delayed Refer to the following text: Dependent Refer to the following text: Removed

All dates are in calendar years.

Pre-Implementation Commitment

Pre-Implementation Commitment
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Procedures — Atlantic Coast Routes: Design Validation of Eastern Seaboard High-Altitude PBN Routes, Including SID/STAR Connectivity Implemented
Procedures — Concept Exploration of Simultaneous Operations on Widely-Spaced Approaches to Different Airports On track
Procedures — Design PBN Arrival and Departure Procedures for NY Metro Area Airports from ZNY Oceanic Implemented
Procedures — Design and Testing for Vertical Climb Escape Route for TEB/HPN Implemented
Procedures — Environmental Review for the Use of Dispersal Headings for LGA 13 Departures On track
Procedures — Feasibility Assessment of EoR Simultaneous Operations to JFK 13R RNP and 13L ILS On track
Procedures — Feasibility Study for the Modified Missed Approach for LGA 22 On track
Procedures — Safety Assessment of SCIA Operations with RNAV for PHL 9R and 35 On track
Procedures — Update the Minima for Existing Simultaneous Converging Instrument Approaches (SCIA) Procedure to PHL 9R and 17 Implemented
Tactical — Feasibility Study to Create a Process to Reduce and/or Eliminate Passback Miles-in-Trail for NY Departures On track
Tools — Assessment for Early TBFM Pre-Departure Scheduling Implemented
Tools — Complete TBFM Refresher Training for Metering to PHL On track
Tools — Determine the Sequence of Additional Airports to Receive En Route Metering On track
Tools — NAS Operations Dashboard (NOD) Trial Implemented
  • Q3 2017
    ×

    Reason for date change at : Completed prior to commitment date

    date change ahead of schedule

    Q3 2017 Revised date

    Q1 2018 Baseline date

Tools — NAS Operations Dashboard (NOD) Trial Study On track
Tools — Review/Update Adaptation for Improving Airborne Metering to PHL On track
Tools — TBFM Integrated Departure/Arrival Capability (IDAC) for Metro NY Airports Implemented
  • Metro NY
    Airports
    ×

    Reason for date change at Metro NY
    Airports
    : Implemented prior to commitment date

    date change ahead of schedule

    Q4 2017 Revised date

    Q1 2018 Baseline date

Tools — Training and Operating Agreements to Support EDC at ZNY Implemented
  • ZNY
    ×

    Reason for date change at ZNY: Implemented prior to commitment date

    date change ahead of schedule

    Q4 2017 Revised date

    Q1 2018 Baseline date

Refer to the following text: Implemented Refer to the following text: On track Refer to the following text: New/Revised Refer to the following text: Delayed Refer to the following text: Dependent Refer to the following text: Removed

All dates are in calendar years.

Industry Commitments

Industry Commitments
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Airports — BWI International Terminal Improvements and Additional New Gates On track
Airports — JFK Runway 4R/22L Rehabilitation and Delay Reduction Taxiway Improvements Implemented
Airports — PANYNJ to Exchange Flight Data with FAA/Airlines On track
Airports — PHL Runway 9R/27L Extension On track
Procedures — Atlantic Coast Routes: Participate in Design Activities, Including SID/STAR Connectivity Implemented
Procedures — Contribute to Associated Community Engagement Activities for the New PBN Arrival and Departure Procedures for JFK and EWR from ZNY Oceanic On track
Procedures — NBAA to Participate in Design and Testing for Vertical Climb Escape Route for TEB/HPN On track
Procedures — Participate in Community Engagement for Dispersal Headings for LGA 13 Departures On track
Procedures — Participate in Design Activities Associated with the New PBN Arrival and Departure Procedures for the ZNY Oceanic Transition Sectors Implemented
Procedures — Participate in Feasibility Study for the Modified Missed Approach for LGA 22 On track
Procedures — Participate in the Concept Exploration of Simultaneous Operations on Widely-Spaced Approaches to Different Airports On track
Procedures — Participate in the Feasibility Assessment of EoR Simultaneous Operations to JFK 13R RNP and 13L ILS On track
Procedures — Provide Expertise to Support the Safety Assessment of Simultaneous Converging Instrument Approaches (SCIA) Operations with RNAV for PHL 9R and 35 On track
Tactical — Airspace Users to Complete Training to Support Capping and Tunneling for Departures/Arrivals to/from the NEC On track
Tools — Education of Airspace Users to Support TBFM Pre-Departure Scheduling On track
Tools — JetBlue to Provide Improved Aircraft Intent Data via Surface Data Elements Implemented
Tools — NAS Operations Dashboard (NOD) Trial On track
Tools — United Airlines to Provide Improved Aircraft Intent Data via Surface Data Elements Implemented
Refer to the following text: Implemented Refer to the following text: On track Refer to the following text: New/Revised Refer to the following text: Delayed Refer to the following text: Dependent Refer to the following text: Removed

All dates are in calendar years.

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