WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, June 11, the Small Business Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), a pilot who also co-chairs the House General Aviation Caucus, will conduct a hearing titled FAA’s 2020 NextGen Mandate: Benefits and Challenges for General Aviation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA today announced the completion of a nationwide infrastructure upgrade that will enable air traffic controllers to track aircraft with greater accuracy and reliability, while giving pilots more information in the cockpit. This upgrade is a key improvement in the Next Generation Air Transportation System.
A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s International Center for Air Transportation is studying the impact of ADS-B traffic and weather services — and they want your input.
According to the MIT researchers, the goal of the study is to determine how general aviation pilots value and use these services.
Aspen Avionics has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the NextGen GA Fund to accelerate the rollout of NextGen airspace mandates by providing access to incentives to help aircraft owners finance mandated avionics upgrades.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Banyan Air Service based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE) will host a NextGen Seminar on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. – 1 pm.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA has released its first annual roadmap outlining efforts needed to safely integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the nation’s airspace.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A rally is being planned on Monday, Sept. 30, to discuss the upcoming challenges to the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System initiative in the face of cuts from sequestration.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Next Generation Air Transportation System — known as NextGen — moved two steps closer to reality in late August when new programs became operational.