JPDO's partner agencies have agreed on a vision for NGATS and on eight strategies that broadly address the goals and objectives of NGATS.
FAA also faces challenges in finding ways to reduce costs or realize savings to help fund the costs of transitioning to NGATS while continuing to operate and maintain the current system.
As part of its planning, JPDO is working to develop a cost estimate for NGATS
through a series of workshops with various stakeholders.
In addition, despite early successes, JPDO may have difficulty continuing to leverage its partner agencies' resources and expertise for NGATS
because these agencies have missions and priorities in addition to NGATS
and JPDO does not yet have signed, long-term agreements with the partner agencies on their respective roles and responsibilities.
This NGATS Test Bed Demonstration Center is located at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio and is connected to three airports that are also part of the partnership and that are representative of airports across the U.
This NGATS Test Bed partnership will address a number of infrastructure and management challenges required to transform today's air transportation system to the performance based NGATS vision.
The institute has also filled private-sector positions on seven of the JPDO's Integrated Product Teams, an important milestone in defining NGATS.
The institute works closely with the JPDO, the multi-agency body formed to build NGATS.
The institute will appoint industry representatives to the JPDO's Integrated Product Teams to directly engage the government on subject matters of importance to NGATS
, including airport infrastructure, security, air traffic, environmental protection, and others.
A total of 15 industry leaders make up the NGATS Institute Management Council along with ex-officio member Charlie Keegan, director of the Joint Planning and Development Office.
The institute will appoint industry representatives to eight Integrated Product Teams to directly engage the government on subject matters of importance to NGATS, including airport infrastructure, security, air traffic, environmental protection, and others.
Subcommittee Chairman John Mica, R-Florida, held the hearing to highlight the work of the Joint Planning and Development Office, a multi-agency body leading the effort to develop NGATS