Enabling controllers at airport air traffic control (ATC) towers to transmit flight clearance information to pilots via text message will reduce flight delays and potentially expand capacity at crowded airports, according to FAA. The agency is touting the installation of Data Comm at 45 US airport ATC towers as a key component of its NextGen ATC modernization effort. The agency demonstrated the technology for media Sept. 27 at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), where Data Comm ...

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