National Aeronautics andSpace Administration
Hampton, Virginia 23681-0001 FS-1999-12-46-LaRC _________________________________________________________________________________
Air travelers frustrated with ever-increasingdelays at the nation’s airports may soon look forward to a new technology that could solve asignificant part of the problem.FAA regulations currently require that planes
NASA TECHNOLOGY TOHELP ON-TIME ARRIVALS
coming in for landings be at least 4,300 feetapart. When bad weather moves in, airports withrunways spaced more closely together have todelay flights, which causes headaches for travelers and costs industries millions of dollarseach year.
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