WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Subcommittee on Aviation, chaired by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), will hold a roundtable policy discussion on Thursday, Feb. 27, on the FAA’s efforts to address the NextGen Advisory Committee’s (NAC) recommendations for developing the Next Generation Air Transportation System.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pilots and aircraft owners at all levels of aviation are reluctant to invest in the necessary new equipment for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). One reason is that the FAA has not clearly defined what benefits will be achieved and when.
WACO, Texas — FreeFlight Systems is supplying its avionics systems in partnership with NextGen Equipage Fund’s financing program to enable ADS-B and other mandated avionics retrofits for as many as 200,000 general aviation aircraft.
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.
The FAA has posted several NextGen Performance Snapshots, including one about Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport in California that agency officials thought our readers would find interesting. So, what do the names Woodstock, Lucy and Pigpen bring to mind? For pilots flying into STS, those are the waypoints that guide them along the NextGen approach to runway 32.
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.
WACO, Texas — FreeFlight Systems, a developer of avionics for NextGen, has named Doug Campbell West Coast Regional Sales Manager.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The FAA’s program for the Next Generation Air Traffic Control system (NextGen) has made some progress, but still lacks major planning decisions and actions that can both delay implementation and substantially increase the cost.