NextGen Working Group

The NextGen Working Group seeks to serve as the "voice of airports" regarding the ongoing efforts of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO), RTCA, NAV CANADA, Transport Canada, and others to develop and implement Next Generation Air Transport System (NextGen) technologies, procedures and policies.

Working Group Objectives:

  • Advise ACI-NA members and staff involved in NextGen advisory Committees, industry working groups, and other stakeholder forums regarding airport NextGen priorities and issues.
  • Identify and communicate opportunities for ACI-NA members to play a meaningful role in ongoing NextGen development and implementation activities.
  • Monitor and disseminate information on NextGen development and implementation activities, their implications for airports, and document case studies where ACI-NA members have played a significant role.
  • Serve as industry subject matter experts regarding NextGen and provide representation and speakers for various NextGen-related industry events and conferences.
  • Assist ACI-NA staff with informing the industry and the public at large about airport's necessary role in NextGen development and implementation.
  • Develop and maintain a list of research needs and opportunities for facilitating the development and implementation of NextGen technologies at airports and communicate those needs to ongoing research programs of the National Academies, NASA, FAA and JPDO.