The NextGen Institute, a U.S. government-private sector partnership, held its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, where government officials and industry representatives gathered to highlight accomplishments in the development of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and to discuss the road ahead. A report at Rotor.com, the website of the Helicopter Association International, quotes Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari: “NextGen will affect the global aviation system for the better. NextGen is the United States’ chance to continue to lead the world in aviation.”
But the report continues, quoting former FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, who noted that if the Jan. 2 sequestration process indeed happens, it would be a “blow at a very critical point” in the NextGen implementation program and “delay, diminish, and jack up the price” of equipage. Read the entire report here.