Problems Plague FAA’s NextGen Air Traffic Control Upgrade

October 6, 2011
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The Federal Aviation Administration continues to struggle with budgets, deadlines, and management of its multi-billion dollar upgrades to the nation’s air traffic control systems, government officials and industry executives told Congress on Wednesday.

The long-term, multi-stage NextGen effort, which has been underway for several years and isn’t slated to be complete until approximately 2025, aims to improve American aviation by upgrading numerous Cold War-era flight systems. But the effort has long suffered problems.

Within the last couple of years, the FAA has instituted a number of changes to improve NextGen’s management, including working closely with an advisory group made up of users and other constituents, changing the NextGen program so that it directly reports to the FAA’s deputy administrator, and centralized program management for the effort.

via InfoWeek Government, continued here.