December 18-Passengers traveling through John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport will get a glimpse of how the FAA is bringing them NextGen technology today. In cooperation with JetBlue Airlines and JFK Airport, the FAA installed a NextGen video kiosk in the main lobby of Terminal 5 that lets flyers see just how NextGen is enhancing their flight experience.
NextGen technology makes the system more predictable so air traffic controllers can guarantee that flights spend less time metering and can depart on time. NextGen technology is cutting taxi time by 7,000 hours per year at JFK.
The FAA videos show how the agency is meeting the demands of air traffic in the future. They also demonstrate how JetBlue uses new satellite-based NextGen arrival procedures compared to traditional radar-based arrivals.
Another video shows from gate to gate how NextGen satellite-enabled technology makes flying safer, faster for passengers and cleaner for the environment.
Air traffic controllers are using GPS technology to safely separate more aircraft that are sharing the same airspace. NextGen weather tools will help determine the safest and most efficient routes to avoid delays or cancelled flights. NextGen technology is also enabling the pilot to fly a continuous descent approach into the airport. This helps the airline reduce fuel, noise and carbon emissions.
JFK is the second airport in the country to receive a NextGen video kisok. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport was the first; and NextGen kiosks will be installed in Boston and Atlanta in the very near future.
To learn more about NextGen, visit the FAA website at http://www.faa.gov/nextgen/.
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