US FAA has announced a program to modernize approaches and descents to six Florida airports, including Miami and Orlando, as part of the transition to a satellite-based NextGen ATC system. Acting administrator Michael Huerta explained the initiative Thursday at JetBlue Airways’ training facilities in Orlando. JetBlue has partnered with FAA on NextGen projects (ATW Daily News, Feb. 4, 2011). The Florida program is based on Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures that will ...

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