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FAA Eyes Quick Deployment of New Air Traffic Control System

AirportRunwayThe Federal Aviation Administration is working to step up its implementation the NextGen air traffic control system following a set of recommendations from the inspector general’s office at the Transportation Department, NJ.com reported Thursday.

Steve Strunsky writes the FAA is deploying NextGen system in order to upgrade its legacy radar-based system to a satellite-based technology.

The FAA intends for the new system to enhance safety and minimize delays in air travel, according to the report.

DOT has called attention to what it said was slow adoption of the new routes and procedures at Newark’s Liberty airport, as well as the John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports in New York, NJ.com reports.

“Use of high-value procedures remains low, particularly at busy airports such as those in the New York City area,” DOT said, according to NJ.com.

The FAA said it has begun to work on the department’s recommendations to develop an action plan to address NextGen challenges, streamline procedures and evaluate the new system, Strunsky reports.

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