Is NextGen at Boston Logan?
Boston Logan is major, critical airport in the nation’s airspace system. As a result , the FAA has and will continue to implement key elements of NextGen. NextGen at Boston Logan includes:
• Precision Arrivals/Departures -- FAA’s next generation flight procedures implement advanced technologies such as GPS technology for more precise landings and departures.
• Surface Monitoring -- FAA’s next generation satellite technology precisely tracks aircraft and vehicles on airport runways and taxiways under all weather conditions.
• Satellite Awareness – The FAA has implemented a nationwide satellite-based successor to radar. At Logan Airport, this technology provides controllers with full situational awareness of vehicles, tugs and aircrafton the runway and tarmac.
• NextGen technology has enabled new safety technologies such as the Runway Status lights system to reduce the potential for incursions on intersecting runways.