Updating airline technology
The Next Generation Air Transportation System, or Next Gen, is the FAA-led modernization of America's air transportation system to make flying even safer, more efficient, and more predictable. The term Next Gen encompasses dozens of innovative, new technologies that are being developed and implemented after thorough testing for safety.Through research, innovation, and collaboration, Next Gen is setting standards around the world and further establishing the FAA's global leadership in aviation.It will enable additional en route messages, including: The FAA expects full en route services to be operational at all 20 en route centers in the continental United States by 2023.After full en route services are deployed, additional advanced capabilities to support future Next Gen concepts, such as Advanced Interval Management, Dynamic Required Navigation Performance, Tailored Arrivals, and Trajectory Based Operations, will be implemented.As more Data Comm services become operational, the FAA will continue to evaluate the capability, review user feedback, and improve the system to reach its fullest potential.The first ever aeroplane took flight on 17th December 1903.As the steward of America's airspace, the FAA is committed to ensuring that we have the safest, most efficient airspace system possible today and for generations of air travelers to come.
During severe weather, flights saved an average of 11 minutes of wait time at the gate and 6 minutes in taxi time.
En route Data Comm is expected to expand benefits by adding capabilities, such as rerouting aircraft while in flight.
The program worked with several operators and controllers at the Kansas City Air Route Traffic Control Center to conduct en route service flight trials in fall 2015.
The customer too expects something more with every flight they take.
Airlines are stepping up their game with technology and are trying not just to meet customer expectations but exceed them.
Initial en route services in high-altitude airspace are scheduled to start operating in 2019 and be available at all 20 en route centers by 2021.