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NextGen Advisory Committee to Address Implementing Capabilities
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
by: RTCA Staff

Section: RTCA News





The NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) will meet on February 22nd under the leadership of Chairman Dave Bronczek, President & COO of Fed Ex Corporation. Victoria Wassmer, FAA Acting Deputy Administrator, serves as the Designated Federal Official for the 37-Member Committee that is working in collaboration between the FAA and the industry in establishing priorities to implement NextGen capabilities.

The Committee will hear reports from Four Priority Teams working on implementations of DataComm, Multiple Runway Operations, Performance Based Navigation and Surface and Data Management. Related to this effort, the Joint Analysis Team that is assessing performance improvements attributable to the implementation of select NextGen capabilities will report on Wake Recategorization at Indianapolis International Airport and fuel impacts related to implementation of the North Texas Metroplex initiative. 

The meeting will also include an interim report from the Enhanced Surveillance Task Group that is evaluating the needs and benefits of enhanced surveillance for oceanic airspace controlled by the FAA. The Committee will receive briefings and discuss FAA’s NextGen Plan and equipage plans from several air carriers, as well as the avionics industry supply chain to support NextGen equipage.  

For more information on the NAC and the upcoming meeting being hosted by The MITRE Corporation in McLean, Virginia see the NAC Page.