FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: Data Comm comes to New York

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: Data Comm comes to New York



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Data Comm, the NextGen technologies that enhances safety and decreases delays by dramatically improving the way in which air traffic controllers and fliers talk to each other, is up and operating at five airports in the Nyc metropolitan area: JFK, LaGuardia, Newark, Teterboro and Westchester. These international airports were among the first to receive the important system upgrade.

The newest technology supplements radio voice conversation, enabling controllers and pilots in order to transmit important information such as clearances, modified flight plans and advisories with all the touch of a button.

“ Data Comm is assisting to keep flights departing on time through the entire New York area, ” said FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION Deputy Assistant Administrator for NextGen Pamela Whitley. “ This considerably improves flight operations throughout the nation’ s airspace, since one-third of flights in this country each day take flight to, from or through Ny airspace. ”

Associates of the media today toured the environment traffic control tower at JFK and a jetBlue aircraft for an operating demonstration of Data Comm from your perspective of controllers and fliers. Officials from the FAA, jetBlue, the particular National Air Traffic Controllers Organization and the Professional Aviation Safety Experts were on hand.

The particular improved efficiency provided by Data Comm saves an average of 13 minutes for each flight in New York during times of large traffic congestion, typically caused by poor weather. More than 7, 500 plane tickets receive the benefits of Data Comm every month at the New York area airports – a number that continues to grow. Data Comm last year improved the flying encounter for 10. 6 million travellers on 70, 000 flights leaving from New York.

The particular technology is being used by eight some other U. S. operators in Ny – American, Alaska, Delta, Given Ex, Southwest, United, UPS plus Virgin America – and twenty two international airlines. Data Comm will be installed in 31 different types of plane.

Voice communications could be time consuming and labor intensive. For instance , when planes are awaiting takeoff, controllers must use a two-way stereo to issue new routes in order to pilots to help them avoid poor weather. This process can take 30 minutes or even more, depending on how many aircraft are in collection for departure. It also introduces the opportunity of miscommunication known as “ readback/hearback” mistake.

By contrast, flight deck hands on planes using Data Comm receive revised flight plans from your controllers via digital messages. The particular crews review the new clearances plus accept the updated instructions with all the push of a button. Planes maintain their spots in the takeoff collection – or may even be taken away from line and sent ahead – enabling them to depart on time.

Data Comm is now functional at 55 air traffic manage towers nationwide, following a rollout which was under budget and more than 2 and a half years ahead of schedule. This savings will enable the FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION to deploy Data Comm with seven airports in addition to the 55 the following.

Albuquerque
Atl
Austin
Baltimore-Washington
Boston
Burbank
Charlotte now
Chicago O’ Hare
Chicago Midway
Cleveland
Dallas-Ft. Worth
Dallas Enjoy
Denver
Detroit
Fort Lauderdale
Houston Rose bush
Houston Hobby
Indiana
Kansas City
Vegas
Los Angeles
Louisville
Memphis
Miami
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Milwaukee
Nashville
Newark
New Orleans
New York John F. Kennedy
New York LaGuardia
Oakland
Ontario
Orlando
Philadelphia
Phoenix
Maryland
Portland
Raleigh-Durham
Sacramento
San Juan
St . Louis
Salt River City
San Antonio
San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose
Santa Ana
Seattle
Tampa
Teterboro
Washington Dulles
Wa Reagan
Westchester County
Windsor Locks (Bradley)

 

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