FAA is making progress on improving runway safety at small-and medium-size U.S. airports on Jan. 15, it awarded Thales ATM the first contract to install and test a low-cost ground surveillance system. Shawnee-Kan.-based Thales ATM was among several companies that submitted proposals for such a system in response to FAA’s August 2007 Runway Safety Call to Action. In that “call,” 40 leaders from all industry sectors formulated short- and long-term, low- and high-tech solutions aimed at ...

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