While some NextGen objections may be valid, there is also much to be complimented. Here are the latest accomplishments over the past year, and a look into the next few years.
Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO, and John Maggiore, Boeing managing director of maintenance and leasing solutions, spoke about the importance of Big Data to the future of aviation safety.
With 54 of 56 planned airports now equipped with Data Comms capabilities, the FAA is close to its goal of having the rollout completed by the end of 2016. The Data Comms capabilities allow towers to send text messages to flight crews, which can cut through the sometimes dense voice radio communications between the two.