Flying high on new system
MOVING to the next generation of air traffic management systems in the US will save fuel, ease delays and make trip times shorter, the company rolling out the system says. In 2007, global information technology ITT won a $ US1.8 billion contract to build a new air traffic control system. The new system was designed to replace the radar system for monitoring aircraft in the air, as well as guiding and directing them. The rollout is continuing, and ITT last year won another contract from the US Federal Aviation Authority to lead the definition and implementation team.