A4A Supports the Continued Advancement of NextGen and Commends Growing Alliance
Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended the efforts of the National Alliance for the Advancement of NextGen (NAANG) to advocate the benefits of Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and for surpassing 1,000 Alliance members as the country celebrates National Aviation Day on Aug. 19.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, NextGen promises to make air travel more convenient and dependable while flights remain safe, secure and hassle-free. Delays are estimated to be reduced by 38 percent by 2020, providing approximately $24 billion in cumulative benefits while saving 1.4 billion gallons of fuel and related emissions.
"A4A supports NextGen-related policies and procedures that will deliver immediate benefits to passengers and shippers from aircraft equipage investments that carriers have already made," said A4A Senior Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Policy Sharon Pinkerton. "We support the efforts of the growing NextGen Alliance in marking the importance of National Aviation Day."