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FAA gets high marks for on-time ADS-B implementation PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 April 2009 09:21

The Office of Manegement and Budget assesses how federal agencies keep projected timelines for federal projects. The Office last month rated the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Automatic Dependend Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B), the new satellite based air traffic control system, a .97 out of a possible 1 for completing installation and deployment on time. The $1.8 billion project was awarded to ITT corp. The 18 year project is set to replace the growingly obsolete radar based system currently in use.blog ad copy

In South Florida, all ground based systems are already functioning and equipped aircraft can receive the free traffic and weather service in flight. The ADS-B is scheduled to be active throughout the U.S. by 2013. ITT Corp. was awarded a better then perfect score of 1.04 for being under budget.

For more on ADS-B check the FAA's website on ADS-B.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 April 2009 09:52