15 April 2014
As part of the NextGen program aimed at improving the air traffic control network in the U.S., the FAA has completed the installation of the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) radio network nationwide. The upgrade will enable air traffic controllers to track aircraft with greater accuracy and reliability, while providing pilots more information in the cockpit. Currently, 100 installed air traffic facilities are using the system, with all 230 expected to be connected and operating by 2019. All planes will be required to have the necessary equipment to use ADS-B by 2020. (Image Credit: Wikipedia/FAA)
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