10/18/2011

The NextGen Advisory Committee has been asked by the Federal Aviation Administration for more detailed information on how to begin air-traffic-control modernization. The committee issued recommendations in September, but the FAA wants clear timelines and details on how private and government funds will be secured for the upgrade. "Recognizing that we have a very large country and a very complex [ATC] system, what is the appropriate way to frame how we actually act on these [recommendations]?" said the FAA's Michael Huerta.

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