FAA’s NextGen takes flight

By 2018, the FAA expects NextGen to reduce flight delays by 21 percent, provide $22 billion in benefits to the traveling public, and save 1.4 billion gallons of...

The FAA has taken a step closer to upgrading the nation’s air traffic control system. A commercial jet in Hartford, Connecticut, has landed without radar to guide its approach to the runway. Instead, the pilots and air traffic controllers used satellites. It’s part of the FAA’s FAA’s NextGen project to replace the nation’s aging radar system for managing air traffic. Joining us with a progress report is Vicki Cox, Senior Vice President for NextGen and Operations Planning at the FAA.

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