United Airlines is First Carrier to Join the FAA NextGen Data Communications Program

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2013/10/22/united_airlines_is_first_carrier_to.htm

    United Airlines, one of the world's largest carriers, has become the first airline to commit to equipping its aircraft with digital avionics under the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) NextGen Data Communications Equipage Incentive Program.

    The announcement was made during the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) conference being held October 20-23 at the Gaylord National in Washington, DC.

    Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) is leading a team to provide the integration and engineering services for the program that adds digital text to the current voice-only messaging for pilot-to-controller communications. The transition will automate many of today's routine air traffic control (ATC) and en route voice communications with specialized data messaging. The program is to ensure more rapid and precise communications and improve arrival and departure routes - saving fuel and reducing emissions.

    United plans to equip up to 397 of its aircraft over the next six years with avionics equipment necessary to provide the pilot-to-controller digital communications.

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    Source is HispanicBusiness?
     
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    Channel 9 with subtitles. We can only dream...
     
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    Now if only the Next Gen ATC system would get going we could more efficiently utilize the limited airspace over crowded corridors.
     

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