The slow march towards NextGen, which is intended to modernize airspace, is happening one step at a time. These are the five advanced FAA programs that will enable the transformation. For a more detailed account of these programs, read FAA’s take on things. For even more information, here is FAA’s plans for the next few years, including where they want to go with NextGen. 1. Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B).