Today, Acting Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta and our CEO Dave Barger announced a collaborative NextGen effort that will make flying into and out of many of Florida’s major airports more efficient for passengers, air traffic controllers and airlines.
The Metroplex initiative is based on satellite navigation, which the FAA calls Performance-Based Navigation (PBN), also a key component of NextGen. PBN enables pilots to fly aircraft using satellite coverage, or by utilizing the on-board flight management system. PBN allows shorter, more direct routes that reduce flight time and fuel consumption, and result in fewer carbon emissions.
We’re proud to work with the FAA on this and similar important initiatives that help streamline navigation in the air and ultimately make for a better and more efficient travel experience for airlines and the customers we serve.
Check out the below video of our Flight Standards Manger and A320 Captain Joe DeVito as he explains how the new technology works using our very cool flight simulator.