GAO: Airlines request more information about future NextGen benefits

04/10/2013 | American City Business Journals

A report by the Government Accountability Office said airlines are reluctant to invest more than one-third -– or $6.6 billion -- of the $18 billion cost of NextGen. "Key stakeholders, such as airlines and equipment manufacturers continue to express the need for timely and reliable information about future anticipated benefits from technological and equipage investments that FAA deems necessary to take advantage of the NextGen infrastructure," the report said. "Without greater certainty on when and where NextGen improvements are planned, airlines and others are unlikely to invest in the equipage (and conduct the associated staffing and training) that will help achieve the full benefits of NextGen implementation."

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