NextGen Today

NextGen infrastructure is mostly in place. New digital communications enable more efficient and timely communications between air traffic controllers and pilots. Performance Based Navigation enables shorter, more precise flight paths that can save fuel. Satellite-enabled surveillance more accurately shows aircraft location information to controllers. State-of-the-art automation systems support air traffic controllers in managing individual aircraft in the flow to efficiently use every available slot on our most congested air routes. Enterprise-level integrated information management improves shared decision-making, scheduling, and analysis.

NextGen is delivering benefits and accommodating a rollout of capabilities across the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS). We are gradually implementing capabilities at the right places across the country and moving closer to our vision of managing air traffic using Trajectory Based Operations. Increased aircraft equipage and increased use of deployed capabilities will further advance NextGen.

Learn more about the key programs and technologies that define NextGen.


Implemented Capabilities

By Location

The FAA has implemented NextGen capabilities at airports and air traffic control facilities across the country. Zoom in and select a location on the interactive map below to see what capabilities are available in your area. You may click on the list view List view icon or full screen Full screen icon options for greater details.


NAS Wide

These NextGen capabilities improve operations for users across the NAS.

  • Adaptive Compression
  • Additional Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) Participants
  • Advanced and Efficient Required Navigation Performance
  • Airborne Access to Information Portal
  • Airborne Rerouting
  • Aircraft Access to Flight Planning Information
  • Airspace Flow Program
  • Area Navigation Standard Instrument Departures and Standard Terminal Arrival Routes at Single Sites for suitably equipped operators
  • Automated Vulnerability Discovery
  • Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast Coverage
  • Aviation Environmental Design Tool Version 2B
  • Broadcast Flight and Status Data to Pilots
  • Cockpit Display of Traffic Information with Traffic Information Service-Broadcast and Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast for Surface
  • Collaborative Airspace Constraint Resolution
  • Collaborative Information Exchange
  • Collaborative Trajectory Options Program
  • Corridor Integrated Weather System
  • Delivery of Pre-Departure Reroutes to Controllers
  • En Route Automation Modernization
  • Enhanced Congestion Prediction / ReRoute Impact Assessment
  • Enhanced Flight Vision Systems for Takeoff, Approach, and Landing for suitably equipped operators
  • Equivalent Lateral Spacing Operation Standard
  • Execution of Flow Strategies
  • Expanded Ceiling and Visibility Information
  • GA and Rotorcraft safety analyses architecture evolution and NextGen Support
  • Improved Access to NAS Information for Authorized NAS Users and Subscribers through Aeronautical Common Services (ACS)
  • Improved Access to SAA Information
  • Moving Map with Own-Ship Position for suitably equipped operators
  • NextGen Enabled Data
  • Optimized Profile Descents
  • Provide NAS Status via Digital Notice to Airmen for Flight Operators Centers/ Airline Operations Centers
  • Required Navigation Performance Authorization Required Approaches for suitably equipped operators
  • Reroute Impact Assessment
  • Time-series forecasting analytical capabilities in support of NextGen
  • Traffic Flow Management Remote Site Re-engineering Phase 1
  • Traffic Flow Management Remote Site Re-engineering Phase 2
  • Traffic Flow Management System and Time-Based Flow Management New Data Sharing via System Wide Information Management Subscription
  • Traffic Situational Awareness with Alerts
  • Unified Delay Program
  • User Input to Improve Departure Predictions
Last updated: Monday, November 13, 2023