A Conversation with Randy Babbitt, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration

Sunday, July 24th, 2011 - 18:45
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In 2010, more than 700 million passengers flew on U.S. air carriers. With air traffic expected to increase by 50 percent by 2025 and flight delays already causing disruptions in service and a loss of productivity at current capacity, a revamped system is needed to accommodate future growth: a system that will let passengers fly safely with fewer delays and less congestion, while reducing aviation’s environmental impact. What is FAA’s next generation air transportation system, or NextGen? How will NextGen improve the airspace system?
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