WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA is making progress in the next generation air traffic control (NextGen) program, Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker said in a report to the Congress. Whitaker was appointed Chief NextGen Officer a year ago.
In his report, Whitaker said the FAA has “strengthened our partnerships with key stakeholders, coming to an agreement on a set of near-term capabilities that both the FAA and industry will concentrate on over the next three years.”
Whitaker highlighted some of the technological achievements that airline passengers are benefitting from.
He added that general aviation pilots are enjoying greater access to airports across the country — especially in bad weather. Air traffic controllers, said, have new tools to help them make critical decisions.