FAA, EU Collaborate on NextGen Research

 - March 31, 2011, 1:40 PM

The FAA and the European Union signed an agreement to work together on NextGen research. The agreement, sealed in Budapest last month, calls for both sides to research the interoperability of avionics, communication protocols and procedures, as well as operational methods under NextGen and its European counterpart, the Single European Sky ATM Research (Sesar). The collaborative arrangement will lay the foundation for expanding air traffic modernization around the world, the FAA said.