GE flight path debuts in Connecticut
August 26, 2010, 09:13 pm
Pilots looking to experience a new kind of landing should head over to Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. Recently, the first U.S. flight landed at the airport using a new instrument flight path.
The path, designed by Naverus, is designed to help reduce airport congestion, flight time, and reduce noise levels. The new technology gives pilots the tools necessary to use a specific track. In a statement issued by GE, they assert the technological advancement will allow pilots to land aircraft under conditions that would have previously prevented them from doing so.
Naverus general manager Steve Forte says the new path highlights the advancements made within the airspace industry.
"Modernizing the U.S. air traffic management system is a monumental task that requires the best efforts of government and private sectors alike," said Forte. "Today we showed how third-party navigation providers, like GE, and airlines, like American, are helping accelerate these improvements."
As with anything new, pilots and all those involved in using new technology should take the time to familiarize themselves with it in advance. Waiting until one needs to use the technology isn't a wise decision.
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