United Airlines Boeing 787 in Flight

In 2003 U.S. aviation agencies joined those of other nations in a program to modernize how global air traffic is managed. Based on satellite positioning, the Next Generation Air Traffic System, or NextGen, is replacing the existing network of ground-based navigation beacons and radar.

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Satellite navigation is creating significant changes in the infrastructure of air navigation and air traffic control.
Type: Photograph
Credit: United Airlines
Origin: United Airlines
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Satellite navigation is creating significant changes in the infrastructure of air navigation and air traffic control.