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Today’s air transportation system is an integral part of the U.S. and global economies. It is the primary mechanism for connecting countries across the world through mobility of populations and mobility of goods and services.

Aviation accounts for more than $1.5 trillion annually of total US economic activity and is one of the few industries that generates a positive trade balance; $75.1 billion in 2013, alone. The aviation industry supports more than 11.8 million direct and indirect jobs, including more than one million high-quality manufacturing jobs.

The overarching impacts of aviation and the air transportation system can be felt right down to the individual; just about every product produced and purchased today has been touched by aviation in some way. Aircraft transport 17.7 billion tons of freight every year. You may not have flown today but something you needed did.

Research conducted by NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate has directly benefited today’s air transportation system, aviation industry, and the passengers and businesses who rely on aviation every day. Our tools and technologies have already increased the capacity and improved the efficiency, safety, and environmental compatibility of the air transportation system. NASA continues to explore research and develop tools and technologies that can be integrated into even more advanced and efficient aircraft and airspace systems, including enabling game-changing concepts for the future.

NASA is committed to transforming aviation.

Feature: NASA Tests Green Aviation Technology on Boeing ecoDemonstrator
Two NASA experiments important to improving aviation's impact on the environment take flight in the Boeing ecoDemonstrator Program.
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Feature: NASA Helps Educators Connect with New IMAX Airplanes Film
In a new film distributed by National Geographic, audiences and educators can re-connect with the fascinating science of flight.
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Featured in Other Media: SST Research: Breaking New Barriers
The January 2013 issue of Aerospace America contained this article about the evolution of commercial passenger supersonic flight to today's research, including NASA's into making supersonic flight over land possible. This article is copyrighted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and is used with their permission.
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Featured in Other Media: Getting from Gate to Gate
The April 2012 issue of Aerospace America contained this article about NASA Aeronautics' work on improving air traffic management in order to reduce delays, fuel use, noise and emissions. This article is copyrighted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and is used with their permission.
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+ "America by Air" Exhibition

+ ASEB: Decadal Study
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+ NASA Advisory Council
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+ NASA Aeronautics Strategic
   Vision (2013)


+ National Aeronautics R&D
   Plan (2007)


+ National Aeronautics R&D
   Plan - Biennial Update
   (2010)


+ National Aeronautics R&D,
   Test and Evaluation
   Infrastructure Plan (2011)


+ National Aeronautics R&D
   Plan Technical Appendix
   (2008)


+ National Aeronautics
   R&D Policy (2006)


+ National Partnership for
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+ NextGen Implementation
   Plan - 2011 (FAA)


+ NextGen UAS R&D and
   Demonstration Roadmap
   (2012)


+ NextGen White Paper
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+ Progress Assessment of the
   2010 National Aeronautics
   R&D Plan (2011)


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