National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, A Review of the Next Generation Air Transportation System: Implications and Importance of System Architecture (David E. Liddle & Lynette I. Millett, eds. 2015) (full-text).
The Next-Generation Air Transportation Systems (NextGen) goal is the transformation of the U.S. national airspace system through programs and initiatives that could make it possible to shorten routes, navigate better around weather, save time and fuel, reduce delays, and improve capabilities for monitoring and managing of aircraft. This book provides an overview of NextGen and examines the technical activities, including human-system design and testing, organizational design, and other safety and human factor aspects of the system, that will be necessary to successfully transition current and planned modernization programs to the future system. The recommendations of this report will help the Federal Aviation Administration anticipate and respond to the challenges of implementing NextGen.