Modernize Air Traffic
- The annual impact of flight delays and cancellations is $31.2 billion. In response, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is conducting a comprehensive overhaul of its air traffic control system to integrate new and existing technologies, including satellite navigation and advanced digital communications.
- A modernized air traffic control system would make air travel more efficient, dependable and convenient.
- Airports and aircraft in the system would be connected to NextGen’s advanced infrastructure and would continually share real-time information to provide a better travel experience.
- While implementation is underway, the FAA should prioritize performance-based procedures that can produce immediate benefits for the flying public.
- For passengers: Improve customer service communications and flight capacity, while enhancing the air travel experience by reducing flight delays, cancellations, aircraft noise and emissions as airlines fly more efficient routes.
- For businesses and shippers: Save the traveling public and businesses billions of dollars by reducing flight delays, missed connections and cancellations; lower business passengers and shippers’ costs; and improve business passengers’ travel experiences.
- For airline employees: Enhance the travel experience by reducing flight delays and airport congestion and by increasing flight capacity. These efficiencies would enable U.S. airlines to further invest in employees and new aircraft.
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