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.
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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We have received a fair amount of mail, with many in the general aviation community seeking information on ADS-B hardware. The question that comes up most often is the current state of ADS-B installations throughout the U.S.
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Over this past year this series has covered just about all aspects of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and what it will do for General Aviation.
In addition, we went even further, delivering an historical perspective of the entire National Airspace System. We believed it was necessary to remind each aviator that our way of life will always be in a state of change.
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What do you think about NextGen — the Next Generation Air Transportation System — and its impact on general aviation pilots? Think it’s the best thing to happen to flying in a while? Or is it just more government-mandated expense to keep airborne?
Do you plan to take advantage of the services offered through NextGen? Have you already equipped your plane? If so, what has been your experience so far.
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