AOPA: Partially developed NextGen plan risks US aviation leadership role

AOPA:  A study by the Government Accountability Office finds that the $15 billion NextGen air traffic control system could be delayed by numerous technological and financial hurdles, including a lack of incentives for airlines to upgrade their avionics. “Absent decisions in these key areas, it is unclear how or whether FAA can achieve its plans for implementing NextGen capabilities,” said the report released by Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., the presumed incoming chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Jones Newswires


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