Alaska Airlines' satellite guidance technology is a model for NextGen

Alaska Airlines developed satellite guidance to help it land planes in the challenging geography of Alaska, and that technology is now the model for the Federal Aviation Administration's NextGen plans. In a state that relies heavily on air travel, Alaska Airlines has also increased its business successfully. "Growth solves a lot of problems, and Alaska has been able to grow capacity much faster than the rest of the industry," said Hunter Keay, an airline analyst at Wolfe Trahan.

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