The long held view by some in the aviation community that the US Next Generation Air Transportation System, known as NextGen, is years away from implementation and fraught with problems is inaccurate. True, full implementation will take time, and there are a host of challenges to be met, but progress is being made in the three key components to NextGen: surveillance, communications and navigation. “It may not always be evident, but I think we are making progress,” said Chris ...

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