Airlines for America Statement on NextGen Technology Meeting

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today issued the following statement on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Call to Action meeting to discuss NextGen technology.

“We appreciate FAA’s call to action and willingness to discuss how Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities can be used effectively. ADS-B has the potential to deliver important benefits to the traveling public and the national airspace system. Today, stakeholders were able to share with FAA the need to ensure international harmonization and deliver benefits from this important technology. We hope the FAA responds positively to ensure that this important capability can be utilized.”


Airlines for America (A4A) members are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines, FedEx, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and UPS. Air Canada is an associate member.

A4A advocates on behalf of the leading U.S. airlines, both passenger and cargo carriers. A4A works collaboratively with industry stakeholders, federal agencies, the Administration, Congress, labor and other groups to improve aviation for the traveling and shipping public.

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