THE FEDERAL Aviation Administration (FAA), of the USA, has approved the Cleveland/Detroit Metroplex ATM project, a key building block of its Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). The Cleveland/Detroit Metroplex has 71 new satellite-based procedures and covers two major and 10 smaller airports. The FAA plans will immediately start phasing in this new system, with work continuing through September (2018) – the goal, it said, was “more efficient optimised routing through precise flight tracks that keep routes automatically separated”.

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