• JetBlue signs NextGen agreement with the FAA

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    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Randy Babbitt and JetBlue represented by Dave held a press conference at DCA yesterday to announce a NextGen agreement that will further efforts to upgrade the nation’s air transportation system. The announcement follows President Obama’s State of the Union Address, in which he stressed

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  • Unpacked: Instrument Landing Systems

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    Welcome to Unpacked, where we demystify hot topics in the airline industry! This time we’re talking about instrument landing systems (ILS). When you think about how planes take off and land, a couple of factors likely come to mind: pilots and air traffic controllers. Oh yes, and planes. Less obvious, though no less important are

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  • Partnering With the FAA to Reduce Emissions in the Florida Air Space

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    Today, Acting Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta and our CEO Dave Barger announced a collaborative NextGen effort that will make flying into and out of many of Florida’s major airports more efficient for passengers, air traffic controllers and airlines. The Metroplex initiative is based on satellite navigation, which the FAA calls Performance-Based Navigation (PBN), also

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  • Unpacked: The Past, Present and Future of Air Traffic Control

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    Welcome to Unpacked, where we demystify hot topics in the airline industry! This time we’re talking about the past, present and future of air traffic control. Even if you don’t know much about air traffic control, you’ve probably heard the term, and you probably know something about a person on the ground who talks to

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