NetJets and the Federal Aviation Administration have signed a new, 5-year agreement to further study and implement NextGen projects with the support of the Ohio State University Center for Aviation Studies.
The goal of the Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen, is to transform the nation’s radar-based air traffic control system into a modern, satellite-based system, according to the FAA.
“This agreement builds on the previous agreement that we signed in 2008 during the testing phase of NextGen work,” said Bill Noe, the NetJets global chief operating officer and president of NetJets Aviation. “Now we begin to optimize the prior work and begin the implementation stage of these new technologies.”
NetJets officials believe NextGen will “provide greater precision and flexibility, which reduces travel time and improves the environmental performance of aircraft – less fuel burn, noise and exhaust emissions. NextGen also gives aviation operators higher schedule predictability and increases capacity.”
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