Charting Aviation's Future

Vision for an Info-Centric National Airspace System

At the FAA, the sky is not the limit; it is just the beginning.

Exciting new opportunities are emerging in aviation and aerospace. Significant investments are advancing the research and development of autonomous vehicles, environmentally-friendly electric aircraft, high-speed and long-endurance solar-powered aircraft flying in the airspace above conventional fixed-wing aircraft, and new types of space vehicles. Success with these new technologies and vehicle types will introduce new ways to transport people and goods for large and small communities and also expand aviation’s role beyond transportation. The future NAS must accommodate the resulting changes in operations.

Check back on this webpage for details about our future vision.