First phase of NextGen system goes live in Miami

04/8/2009 | Miami Herald (tiered subscription model), The

Dignitaries descended on Miami International Airport on Tuesday to celebrate the first phase in a national rollout of the NextGen air traffic control system. MIA's satellite-based ADS-B navigation and information feeds are now active and undergoing tests for operational effectiveness. "This is a significant milestone and a remarkable achievement for NextGen and everyone involved in its evolution," said Marion Blakey, who helped start the initiative during her tenure as FAA chief.

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