The FAA has reported new technology NexGen will launch in Detroit with proposed improvements that would make the airspace in and around Metro Airport more efficient and reduce delays, the administration said.
The Federal Aviation Administration reports the program has helped airlines and passengers with an estimated USD1.6 billion in benefits. The plan is to take tracking planes and navigating them through the national airspace from ground-based radar to satellite based. The FAA says it´s already increased air travel efficiency in other metropolitan areas where the technology has been deployed.
The FAA said this new satellite-based system possesses the technological horsepower to handle the forecasted increase in airspace traffic for years to come.
Airlines they say will benefit by way of savings in fuel, reduced carbon emissions and they go on to say passengers will benefit by more on-time arrivals.