COVID-19 Slows Progress Of FAA’s NextGen Program

NextGen signage
The FAA’s NextGen branding was on display at a recent Air Traffic Control Association conference.
Credit: Bill Carey/AW&ST

COVID-19 has slowed the FAA’s 17-year march toward airspace modernization. During an online meeting of the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) on Aug. 6, FAA leaders affirmed what came as no surprise—the precautions taken to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 will delay...

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