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Firms see big bucks in upgrade of US ATC system

Billions of dollars in government and private contracts ride on conversion to satellite-based GPS; modernisation efforts will create opportunities for several American firms
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 05:50

Mr Trump promised last Monday to sweep away outmoded systems for air traffic control and replace them with "the best, newest and safest technology available".


INSIDE the control tower at John F Kennedy International Airport, air traffic controllers can track planes travelling hundreds of miles away.

But when it's time for a controller to hand off responsibility for watching a flight, the technology becomes decidedly last century

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