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FAA heralds the “arrival” of NextGen


After years of trials and test programmes, the promise of the deployment of a new US aviation management system is finally beginning to be fulfilled. On 18-Nov-08, the outgoing Bush administration signed an executive order to accelerate the deployment of NextGen, the modernisation and restructuring of the US National Aviation System (NAS). [1009 words]

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  • Tests at the periphery: Alaska and Florida see first deployment
  • Florida trial proves successful
  • WAAS passes major milestone
  • NextGen, not quite here yet

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  • Capstone accident rate reduction
  • Florida ADS-B coverage & ground stations
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