A version of this article appears in the September 8 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology. Although an increasing number of idling descent procedures are available to airlines serving major U.S. airports like Atlanta, Denver and Phoenix, a discontinuity in the ground systems and procedures on the air traffic control side means that most of the fuel-saving approaches cannot be used all the way to the airport. One potential solution is Terminal Sequencing and Spacing (TSS), a ...

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