The FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center, located near Atlantic City, N.J., has begun operating its NextGen (Next Generation) Integration and Evaluation Capability (NIEC) research platform. NIEC will facilitate exploration, simulation, integration and evaluation of concepts for NextGen, which is intended to transform the existing air traffic control network into a satellite-based system for the future. In addition, the FAA says new technologies emerging from NIEC will improve safety, ...


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