Next Generation Air Transportation System
This section of the JPDO website contains information related to the JPDO's collaborative activities with aviation sectors of Government, Industry, and public sectors which are heavy users of the air transportation system.
The FAA reauthorization act ("Vision 100") requires the JPDO to conduct a broad-based
planning activity involving six Federal agencies, as well as members of the aviation community
and the public. Specifically, the JPDO is instructed to involve representatives of commercial
aviation, general aviation, aviation labor groups, aviation R&D entities, aircraft and air
traffic control suppliers, and the space industry.
In 2004, to develop the National Plan, the JPDO engaged in a highly collaborative planning process. JPDO Deputy Director, Bob Pearce, directed the collaborative planning process, which involved the creation of Working Groups composed of experts from government and industry organizations.
In 2005 the NGATS Institute was created as a means through which private sector aviation expertise could be incorporated into the JPDO's work on NGATS. By early 2006 the eight Integrated Product Teams had been staffed with over 200 individuals from industry, academia, air operators, and other private sector organizations.
To monitor JPDO's progress on NGATS and to request invitations to future conferences, forums, etc. sponsored by the JPDO, please, join the JPDO mailing list by clicking here.