FAA bill requires upgrades to NextGen system

02/23/2012 | KSPR-TV (Springfield, Mo.)

The Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 will upgrade the current radar system for air-traffic control to NextGen. The radar system often creates indirect flight paths because the aircraft need to fly within tracking distance of control towers. NextGen relies on satellite-based GPS for tracking.

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