The ideas behind how air traffic is controlled have not changed much since World War II, but a revolution is in the making
Increasing the capacity of the U.S. National Airspace System will hinge on new operating concepts as much as the widely touted use of satellites and digital communication. The changes will revamp how aircraft are separated, how precisely their flight paths can be controlled in the vertical and horizontal dimensions, and how aircraft operate on runways and taxiways. These approaches include: * Aircraft separation by time instead of distance. Time-based metering will increase airspace ...
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