The FAA has selected Atlantic City International Airport for the first test of a new system that distributes safety information directly to pilots, rather than filtering them through third-party contractors. The revised Notice to Airmen system, or NOTAM, will cut out those contractors, allowing airports to notify pilots directly of snow removal equipment or similar hazards using digital technology. An AOPA spokesman says the current NOTAM system is "unwieldy" and due for a change. "Anything that get information into the hands of pilots more efficiently has the potential to be a real boon to all of aviation," he says.
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