Advocating for NextGen

Representatives from a diverse group of industries and organizations joined Monday to discuss the successes and upcoming challenges of NextGen, the FAA’s initiative to modernize the nation’s air transportation system, and to warn in the last day of the fiscal year about sequestration budget cuts that threaten to impede NextGen’s progress.

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Progress and future of NextGen focus of annual meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joined by fellow industry professionals, legislative representatives and other key decision makers in the civil aviation world, Aerospace Industries Association President Marion C. Blakey will be one of the featured speakers at the NextGen Institute’s Annual Public Meeting on Sept. 20.

The meeting “NextGen – Successes and Challenges: Building a Path to the Future,” will provide an opportunity to hear from key government officials and industry stakeholders regarding NextGen’s progress to date and remaining challenges.

Featured Speakers Include:

  • Deputy Secretary of Transportation John D. Porcari
  • FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta
  • Rep. Frank LoBiondo, (R-N.J.) Chairman, House Aviation Subcommittee
  • Rep. Rick Larsen, (D-Wash.) Ranking Minority Member of the House Aviation Subcommittee
  • Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, (R-Alaska) Chairman of the Aerospace States Association (ASA)
  • Mayor Michael B. Hancock, (D-Denver, Colo.)

Attendance is free but seating is limited.

The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EST) at the Atrium in the Department of Transportation Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

How does a Cub driver prepare for NextGen?

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Anybody reading our Fly the Distance with NextGen series knows that we took the series to the streets and performed a one-hour event at this year’s SUN ’n FUN.

To be perfectly honest, we really did not know just how much interest there was in the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), nor did we have any preconceptions as to what to expect at the show.

I would have to say we were pleasantly surprised at the turnout.

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