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In the next few days, something will happen at Philadelphia International Airport that will go largely unnoticed. Yet it will ultimately spark a revolution in air traffic management, leading to safer, more efficient air travel in Philadelphia and the rest of the nation.
It starts with a revolutionary technology, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, or ADS-B, which is a cornerstone of the Next Generation Air Transportation System, known as NextGen. Once ADS-B becomes operational in the coming days, ground controllers will be able to use the satellite-based GPS system to monitor and separate aircraft in Philadelphia's airspace.
Read more at The Philadelphia Inquirer.