The National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research (NEXTOR) was established on June 26, 1996 as one of the five Centers of Excellence created by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This program is managed by the ATO Office of Performance Analysis and allows FAA and other government agencies to partner with leading universities in research that furthers improvements in aviation efficiency.
Since 1996, NEXTOR has produced numerous papers, theses and doctoral dissertations and has engaged in formal knowledge and personnel exchange activities. These initiatives have been instrumental in the successful transfer and sharing of new technologies and have helped to educate and prepare the next generation of aviation professionals.
Principle areas of NEXTOR research include tactical and strategic traffic management, safety and security, system performance, weather impact, aviation infrastructure, economic analysis, model development and training.
For complete information on all of the NEXTOR research projects visit their website.