|AIA’s video booth provides videos with information about NextGen procedures during all phases of flight. Photo: AIA
[Avionics Magazine 09-16-2016] In an effort to educate legislators and the travelling community on the impact and coming changes as a result of the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) held a two-day event in Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Hill this week.
The event provided congressional staffers and the visiting public with videos that follow aircraft through all phases of flight, breaking down how new upgrades, technologies and procedures under the NextGen program. Visitors also had the chance to speak with representatives from companies involved in implementing NextGen infrastructure and technology, such as Rockwell Collins, Thales, Harris Corp. and others.
According to AIA, overall, NextGen expects to deliver $160.6 billion in benefits through 2030. This includes saving time for operators and passengers, while reducing fuel burn, lessening aviation’s impact on the environment.