Editor’s Note: The FAA is investing $17 billion to move the national airspace system from ground-based radar to satellite-based navigation, from voice to digital communication, and from point-to-point data to fully integrated information management. This massive modernization effort, known as NextGen, is introducing a new aviation lexicon including ERAM, ADS-B Out and In, Data Comm, CPDLC, PBN and RNP and ultimately will impact almost all aircraft movement. Since few better understand ...


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