In support of NextGen, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is moving to a Geospatial Information System (GIS). The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the FAA-led modernization of America's air transportation system; designed to make flying even safer, more efficient, and more predictable.
Part of the Esri Geospatial Cloud, ArcGIS for Aviation: Airports Extension helps Aviation / Airport Authorities ensure their operational data is of the highest quality and meets these regulatory requirements. It comes with a ready-to-use airport geodatabase as well as a large number of pre-configured data checks supporting both FAA and international data standards.
This all has a positive impact on the safe and efficient operations across an Airport. By having data in the standardized model, Airports conform to FAA Standards and can use that data in a host of Configurable, Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Solutions designed to support most Airport Business Units and Operations. By sharing location-based information in web-based applications, Airports can quickly and easily connect and engage with stakeholders. Using authoritative data, these secure, mobile-enabled Apps require no special software or training. They can help Users make quicker, more informed decisions.