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FAA and JetBlue sign NextGen agreement

4-Feb-2011 9:47 AM

US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced (03-Feb-2011) its has partnered with JetBlue to sign a NextGen agreement that will allow the carrier to fly more precise, satellite-based flights from Boston and New York to Florida and the Caribbean beginning 2012. Under the agreement, as many as 35 of JetBlue’s A320 aircraft will be equipped with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) avionics over the next two years, enabling them to fly in two major routes off the East Coast even if traditional radar coverage is not available. The FAA has agreed to pay USD4.2 million for the ADS-B avionics. [more]