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NextGen Systems Development Program Office

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Volpe’s NextGen System Development Program Office serves as a focal point for Volpe’s support to innovative Next Generation Air Transportation System implementation programs.

Our team helps the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) implement large-scale systems, including the following:

  • Data Communications (Data Comm): The replacement of voice communications with digital communications between the cockpit and air traffic controller.
  • Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B): A surveillance technology for tracking aircraft.
  • En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM): New systems to modernize air route traffic control centers.
  • Advanced Technologies and Oceanic Procedures (ATOP): The modernization of facilities that manage oceanic traffic flow.
  • Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X): A runway safety tool to reduce potential runway conflicts.


  • PMI-certified program management
  • System engineering, planning, financial management, risk management, scheduling, and staffing expertise
  • Federal contracting expertise: Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) on large and small air traffic system development efforts
Updated: Thursday, January 25, 2018