The Information Highway in the Sky

In response to deteriorating airline service quality, travelers are increasingly turning to private aircraft. As a result, more and more planes crowd the skies, and the recent introduction of a new class of very light jets will only increase congestion. Crowded skies, plus unexpected weather conditions, unfamiliar terrain, and overworked air traffic controllers bring the increased danger of mid-air collisions and other calamities. Fortunately, the same information technology that is transforming life on the ground is paving the way for a whole new era of safe and rapid.....

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