Next Generation Air Transportation System

The Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) provides annual air transportation research and development funding guidance to its participating federal agencies, to help coordinate their investments and activities toward the development of NextGen, the Next Generation Air Transport System. Ventana developed a quantitative framework, described in the paper available below for download, to help JPDO evaluate the performance of the research portfolio in relieving airspace system constraints over time. Current work with JPDO is focused on evaluating system cost and performance against widely-varying possibilities for air travel demand.