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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

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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