US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Thursday reiterated the Obama administration's commitment to implementing a satellite-based ATC system, saying that the "best way forward for NextGen…is [legislatively enacting] a 6-yr. plan" to fund and deploy the system. Speaking to a Senate Aerospace Luncheon hosted by the US Aerospace Industries Assn. in Washington, LaHood noted that President Barack Obama recently said restoring runways and implementing NextGen are key ...

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