Aerospace, Enviro Groups Urge Funding Of Air Traffic Upgrade

Law360, New York (October 1, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT) -- Aerospace and environmental groups joined forces Monday to call for full funding of NextGen, the Federal Aviation Administration's multibillion-dollar initiative to modernize the nation’s air transportation system, warning that budget cuts and government shutdowns threaten the long-term economic and environmental benefits of more efficient air travel.

NextGen is a multibillion-dollar series of contracts that aim to reduce flight delays by transitioning from a radar-based air traffic control system to a more accurate GPS-based system. While recent government estimates place the cost of NextGen at up to...
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