The FAA still is not using a reliable schedule and cost estimates for replacing the automation systems at some of the largest U.S. air traffic control (ATC) facilities, the U.S. Transportation Department’s inspector general concludes in a new audit of the program, which is considered an essential base for the air traffic control system’s modernization. In the audit, released late last week, the inspector general (IG) says that this uncertainty casts doubt on a targeted completion date of ...

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