Senator, FAA clash over time line for Hudson River airspace fix

09/16/2009 |

GPS equipment for tracking hundreds of flights in New York's busy Hudson River corridor will be available in 2013, though the technology won't be mandated until 2020, according to the FAA. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., said Tuesday he will push for new radars mounted on the George Washington Bridge to monitor traffic until the GPS system is complete, but an FAA official said "50-year-old technology" offered no solution in New York's crowded airspace.

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