GE executive spells out the benefits of NextGen

11/30/2010 |

U.S. air travel can operate "as precisely as the trains in Europe" with an upgrade to the air traffic control system, says Steve Fulton, a GE Aviation technical fellow and former Alaska Airlines captain. Besides fewer delays, Fulton says the NextGen system will reduce fuel consumption by up to 15% for a typical single-aisle plane, while cutting noise by about 30%.

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