More efficient and faster air transportation system

Wednesday - 9/1/2010, 3:31pm EDT

Mark Gerencser, EVP and Fred Messina, transportation advisor, Booz Allen

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It's been a big week for aviation -- the first flight using the Next Generation air transportation system took off from Dallas and landed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

NextGen is designed to make flying smoother, faster, more efficient and faster. The change includes switching from an air traffic control system based on ground transmitters to using satellites and GPS technology in planes.

Mark Gerencser is an executive vice president at Booz Allen and Fred Messina is a transportation advisor at Booz Allen. They joined the Dorobek Insider to talk about the NextGen project and how it can alter how we travel in the future.

For more information on NextGen, check out the FAA website.