NextGen update now available

The FAA’s NextGen Implementation Plan is now available. The 100-page report chronicles the accomplishments of NextGen in 2011 and outlines plans for the current year and moving forward.

During 2011, the FAA improved airport access for general aviation by continuing to publish Wide Area Augmentation System Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance approaches, bringing the total nationwide to nearly 2,800.

A major initiative to streamline departure and arrival traffic at 21 metroplexes is well underway. A metroplex is a metropolitan area encompassing multiple airports, which can include both commercial and general aviation.

More than 300 Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast radio stations were operational by the end of 2011, providing coverage to the coastal United States, and along the border with Canada.

The update is available here.


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