Air-traffic control upgrade on track, FAA says

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  1. sobore
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    A $2.4 billion replacement of U.S. air-traffic control computers that's been plagued by delays and cost overruns will be completed within its revised budget and 2014 deadline, said Michael Huerta, acting chief of the Federal Aviation Administration.

    The project called En Route Automation Modernization, or ERAM, is supposed to almost double the number of planes air-traffic control centers can track simultaneously. It forms the heart of NextGen, the long-term, $40 billion effort to transform the U.S. air-traffic system to one based on satellite technology from one relying on radar.

    Huerta said the project, led by Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin Corp., has overcome early flaws that caused a three-year delay and a cost increase of more than $300 million. "I feel very good about where we are," he said in an interview.

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    Sorry not laughing at you sobore, just this exact article could have been written in 2008 just change the dates and "acting" administrator's name. I will believe it when I see it.

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