2 airports flipping switch on new ground-safety monitoring system

07/23/2009 | AviationWeek.com

A pair of major U.S. airports hope to greatly reduce the risk of on-ground collisions by switching to a high-tech monitoring system dubbed Safety Logic. Today, Boston Logan International Airport is scheduled to launch its Airport Surface Detection Equipment-Model X, a system that provides controllers new ways to monitor plane and car traffic. Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey put its system online last week. The system also offers extra protection against runway collisions -- even in areas previously considered blind spots.

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