GPS4US
Your opinion about gps4us News:
Welcome to gps4us News About gps4us  |  News  |  Support & Contacts
CATEGORIES
VISIT US ON:
Twitter Facebook Linkedin YouTube
Recommend this page
CREDENTIALS:
Bookmark and Share

GPS For Airplanes

by diane 2010-05-15 11:15

Pilots of all the aircrafts including private jets and big airlines will be required to equip their planes with new global-positioning technology by Jan. 1, 2020.

The currently utilized ground-based radar control system will be replaced by the Air Traffic Control system which could cost about $6.2 billion and will benefit to safety and fuel consumption, it will also shorten commercial flight times and increase traffic capacity.

Operators of airlines and business jets have a new deadline from the US Transportation Department. Small single-engine planes’ owners will also be required to install $10,000.00 equipment in order to be able to operate commercial airports.
As a result, airlines, businesses and individuals are expected to save billions of dollars annually.
The equipment would broadcast a plane's exact position in the sky to both ground controllers and to every other plane in the sky. Eventually, planes will be required to carry equipment that allows them to receive positioning signals from other aircraft, as well as from satellites and ground stations.
The new requirement will give equipment manufacturers the green light to begin making the equipment that will allow air traffic controllers to know where aircrafts are with greater precision and reliability."
Some carriers, including Southwest and American, already have begun ordering equipment for new planes and retrofitting older planes.
All, however, want the government to help cover the high cost of equipping their planes.

 

Comments are closed
Thank you for being gps4us News Reader

13431 Beach Ave. Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  | Customer Services | Contact Info & Support
About gps4us | Testimonials | News | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Shipping & RMA
© 2009-2011 GPS4US Online Store, All Rights Reserved.