Days ahead of the Obama administration’s release of its fiscal 2015 budget request and long-term spending blueprints, the FAA is identifying its top, streamlined priorities for the embattled Next-generation ATM overhaul. Performance-based Navigation (PBN), so-called surface data at airports, and boosting operational capacity at closely spaced parallel runways are the top three priorities, according to Michael Whitaker, deputy FAA administrator and chief NextGen officer. He told the ...


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