ATC Modernization Seminar Next Month

On May 19-21, Aviation Week magazine is sponsoring "NextGen Ahead 2010," a look at air traffic modernization. Topics include: how concepts for modernizing the National Airspace System are being developed and researched; how the FAA is leveraging cross-agency practices in developing communications, navigation and surveillance capabilities; the FAA approval process for nav procedures; reviewing practical applications of the latest technologies and evaluating return on investment; and the financial outlook for NextGen funding. The tag line for the meeting is "Speeding the transition to 21st century air traffic modernization." Featured speakers include former FAA Administrator Marion Blakey; and Rockwell Collins CEO Clay Jones.