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Could NextGen costs hit USD160 billion?


The satellite revolution in US air traffic control could be more costly than previously realised. A recent report by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has highlighted a US FAA Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) estimate that suggests the cost of full implementation of NextGen could run as high as USD160 billion. That is a fourfold increase over the current estimates, which have already been criticised as too high. [1492 words]

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  • NextGen now
  • Investing in development
  • Adopting new technology
  • Key decisions still to be made
  • The cost of doing nothing
  • More decisions needed by FAA

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  • US NextGen mid-term investment programme
  • Mid-term avionics standards guidance
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