EU begins building satellite navigation system

12/8/2008 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The

The European Union on Monday launched a $2.7 billion program to begin construction of a satellite-based air traffic control system, scheduled for completion by 2020. "We will change the way we manage air traffic -- no more skyways, just the most efficient trajectory to save fuel and time," said Eurocontrol Director General David McMillan. The so-called SESAR system, like NextGen in the U.S., is designed to use satellite navigation and in-cockpit digital messages to boost capacity and cut costs.

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