NextGen Institute slates annual public meeting

Posted on August 19th, 2012 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The NextGen Institute, a partnership between the government and private sector to work on the development and implementation of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), will hold its annual public meeting Sept. 21 at the Department... Continue Reading →

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NextGen Alliance surpasses 1,000 members

Posted on August 16th, 2012 by

The National Alliance for the Advancement of NextGen (NAANG) has surpassed 1,000 members, signaling an “unprecedented support for improvements in air traffic systems among travel and tourism industry and business leaders,” according to alliance officials. Continue Reading →

Avidyne joins MIT, FAA in ADS-B development program

Posted on August 2nd, 2012 by

Avidyne is working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the FAA on the Airborne Traffic Situational Awareness with Alerts (TSAA) program for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). The FAA-funded TSAA program, valued at $4 million over three years, includes... Continue Reading →

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ADS-B’s two-for-one deal

Posted on July 10th, 2012 by

This is the 11th in a series of articles looking at the impact of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) on GA pilots. Sounds like a sale doesn’t it? Well, not really. Instead, it’s a reference to the FAA’s... Continue Reading →

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The transition to ADS-B

Posted on June 10th, 2012 by

This is the tenth in a series of articles looking at the impact of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) on GA pilots. ADS-B is the system that literally allows NextGen to become “The Next NextGen.” It stands for... Continue Reading →

So is NextGen really NextGen?

Posted on May 22nd, 2012 by

This is the ninth in a series of articles looking at the impact of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) on GA pilots. What the heck is this all about? NextGen really not NextGen? Over the course of the... Continue Reading →

By demand: More on WAAS

Posted on April 15th, 2012 by

This is the eighth in a series of articles looking at the impact of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) on GA pilots. First I would like to thank all the readers who have responded to the NextGen series.... Continue Reading →

Trilateration: A must for NextGen and ADS-B

Posted on February 28th, 2012 by

This is the seventh in a series of articles looking at the impact of NextGen on GA pilots. Last post we discussed where GPS came from and how its implementation was successfully completed by using ground base pseudolites. We also... Continue Reading →

Navigational stars in the sky

Posted on January 30th, 2012 by

This is the sixth in a series of articles looking at the impact of NextGen on GA pilots. Over the last six months, we have demonstrated how aviation history has contributed toward the development of our National Airspace System, including... Continue Reading →

The next Next Generation

Posted on December 5th, 2011 by

This is the fifth in a series of articles looking at the impact of NextGen on GA pilots. The term Next Generation could have been used from the very beginning as we built the National Airspace System (NAS) to the... Continue Reading →