An unprecedented array of airline, business, travel and tourism industry leaders joined the Port Authority in New York City on February 25, 2009, urging full funding for NextGen initiatives to overhaul the country's air traffic control system and finally put an end to delays that plague the nation's air travelers.
The Port Authority and its co-host, The University Transportation Research Center - Region II, asked a panel of experts to hone in on the importance of NextGen technologies as a key component of capacity enhancements and, ultimately, global competitiveness. The panel included representatives from the following organizations:
The newly formed National Alliance to Advance NextGen, composed of nearly 100 organizations representing millions of people, calls for an FAA reauthorization bill that includes the funding necessary to advance, install and operate NextGen technology as quickly as possible, and to do so in the New York metropolitan region first, as studies have shown that 75 percent of the nation's air traffic delays have their genesis at one of the region's airports.
To view the growing list of members, click here.
|10/4–7||54th ATCA Annual Conference and Exposition|
|9/15||Avionics Magazine Presents Now Gen NEXT|
|8/5–6||Aviation Week RNP and NextGen Forum|
|8/5||RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee|
|7/14–16||United States Air, Trade and Technology Expo|
|6/24||Sixth Plenary Meeting, NextGen Midterm Implementation Task Force|
|5/28||Governors Join Alliance|
|3/17||U.S. Chamber of Commerce joins the Alliance|
|2/25||National Alliance to Advance NextGen is formed|
|5/21||New York City Business Travel Association, Alliance to address|
|5/18||NextGen Alliance reaches 250 member milestone|
|5/12||Connecticut Westchester Business Travel Association, Alliance to address|
|4/28–29||US Chamber 8th Annual Aviation Summit, Alliance to participate|
|4/17||Regional Plan Association 2009 Regional Assembly, Alliance hosts a booth|
|4/13–16||National Airspace System Performance Workshop focusing on NextGen|
|3/31–4/1||34th Annual FAA Aviation Forecast Conference|
|3/30||Aero Club Luncheon focuses on NextGen|
|3/26–27||Aviation Week hosts ADS-B & NextGen Forum|
|3/18||NJ Business Travel Association, Alliance to address|
|3/18||US House T&I Committee Hearing on NextGen|