Questions tagged [nextgen]

Next Generation Air Transportation System. A national airspace system proposing to transform America’s air traffic control system from a ground-based system to a satellite-based system.

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Was NextGen simulated/tested against alternatives?

Researchers in aviation usually test systems in simulated environments to find out the pros, cons, challenges, etc. Now ADS-B is a key component of NextGen and its European counterpart. And I've seen ...
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What are the negative associations with Continuous Descent Approach?

According to this Wikipedia article: Due to the negative association with the term CDA,[citation needed] new procedures introduced at LAX and other US airports are instead called optimized ...
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Is ADS-B UAT required below 18,000 ft for ADS-B ES equipped aircraft?

If an aircraft is flying in the USA with 1090 MHz Extended Squitter (ES) and it is below 18,000 feet, does it then need to also have 978 MHZ Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) so that aircraft flying ...
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To what extent is the HOST system still in use?

The Host Computer System (HOST) used to be the backbone of the US air traffic control centers (ARTCCs). There was a lot of publicity early in 2015 about the En-Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) ...
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What is the difference between ADS-B UAT and ADS-B ES?

Why would an owner decide to put in an ADS-B UAT transceiver versus an ADS-B ES transceiver? What are the advantages and disadvantages of both systems?
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Is the TIS-B traffic filter on board or on the ground?

This question is asked in the context of small certified GA aircraft in the US. The TIS-B traffic that is displayed on board is a subset of all the TIS-B traffic in the area. It's often described as ...