FAA NextGen


In order for aircraft to fly across oceanic/remote areas of airspace, a method had to be established to more effectively manage airspace congestion and improve safety. For decades, aircraft pilot position reporting in oceanic regions was via HF radio.  However, now with the Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A in effect, improved communications between the pilot and Air Traffic Control (ATC) is through the use of data link technology. Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) solutions for business jet aircraft to meet FANS 1/A compliance are now STC’d and a reality on both forward fit and retrofit installations. Through new CPDLC technology along with improved surveillance being provided automatically with flight position reporting using satellite or VHF data link to the ATC known as Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C) aircraft will meet the worldwide requirements and allow operators to obtain FANS 1/A operational approvals.

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FAA Video Presentation: ADS-B Out and NextGen Capabilities

FAA Aerospace Engineer, Alex Rodriguez, discusses everything you need to know regarding ADS-B and NextGen Capabilities.
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