The safety of our nation’s skies has been entrusted to analog-based equipment for 80 years. In the early 1990s, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed changes to transition the air traffic control (ATC) infrastructure from the aging analog-based radar to today’s affordable, highly accurate digital terrestrial and satellite systems.
Collectively referred to as Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), the initiatives will provide ATC with greater accuracy when tracking air traffic in the air and on the ground by improving communication between ATC and pilots. Additionally, ATC and pilots will know the exact location of all vehicles on the ramps and runways at airports and all aircraft sharing airspace. As a result, operators will reap huge benefits, experiencing fewer delays and enhanced safety.
Duncan Aviation prides itself on innovation and communication, and we have developed this page as a collection point for resources and information about the NextGen intiatives, including:
- ADS-B Out
- FANS 1/A, CPDLC
- TCAS II 7.1