5/27/2010

The FAA on Wednesday announced one of its largest-ever contract awards, earmarking up to $4.4 billion for early-stage implementation of the NextGen air traffic control system. The 10-year contracts with Boeing, General Dynamics Corp. and ITT Corp. include large-scale demonstration projects to show how GPS navigation will be integrated with the current radar-based system, plus advanced weather imaging technology for pilots and controllers.

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