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Senate Votes To Replace Aviation Radar With GPS

March 23rd, 2010 03:12 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

plover writes “The US Senate on Monday passed by a 93-0 margin a bill that would implement the FAA’s NextGen plan to replace aviation radar with GPS units. It will help pay for the upgrade by increasing aviation fuel taxes on private aircraft. It will require two inspections per year on foreign repair stations that work on US planes. And it will ban pilots from using personal electronics in the cockpit. This just needs to be reconciled with the House version and is expected to soon become law. This was discussed on Slashdot a few years ago.”

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