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PHL a 'pioneer' in new air-traffic control technology

PHL's air-traffic control tower became a pioneering test site yesterday for the Federal Aviation Administration's Next Generation satellite-based system for keeping airplanes flying safely. PHL is one of four test sites for the developing system, which is aimed at replacing the World War II-era ground-based radar system for traffic control by 2018. Read airline reporter Linda Loyd's story about it here.

PHL a 'pioneer' in new air-traffic control technology

PHL's air-traffic control tower became a pioneering test site yesterday for the Federal Aviation Administration's Next Generation satellite-based system for keeping airplanes flying safely. PHL is one of four test sites for the developing system, which is aimed at replacing the World War II-era ground-based radar system for traffic control by 2018. Read airline reporter Linda Loyd's story about it here.  

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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