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So they isn't your flight kind of circling over the airport waiting for the approval to land -- -- -- -- right.
Those could be soon though the thing of the past because Alaska Airlines has -- new thing that they're going to be doing it has to do with GPS technology.
And it's supposed to mean in practice are planning morning can land mark quickly.
So it's good against springer who is live on this story for us yes -- -- mark.
Well I'll bite your GPS your car but this thing is a lot more sophisticated it's gonna have to be it's called next gen system will give pilots an exact route there's -- to fly from takeoff to landing that should mean shorter routes which.
For all of us who fly a lot is great news because it means flights could be a few minutes shorter but ten minutes.
The landing will be more direct that will save time in fuel.
The pilots will also know exactly where all the other planes are in any other objects like mountains and -- good thing right.
There will still be air traffic controllers but pilots we'll have a lot more information in the cockpit.
You could think of it has like got.
-- in space almost like a little strings through the sky and we're gonna follow that -- extraordinarily precise.
Now Alaska Airlines has been using this technology for about a decade when landing planes in places like Juno but Seattle.
Is far busier which makes it a lot more complicated test starts in June.
-- Vannatter got any downsides to this because and as my GPS it leaves me on this stuff pretty crazy.
Roots and it is not just a straight line between my -- point -- all the time.
Yet it takes a few minutes to warm up to right now -- will be a lot better.
That but you know some people might not like the hearing that this one of the advantages of the planes will be able to fly closer together.
You know every little bit scary when played -- closer together but it will also allow for more passengers to get through busy airports each hour.
The other big -- the downside is cost airlines will save money on jet fuel but will cost them initially and equipment.
Each plane costs 340000.
Dollars for the equipment.
But that's nothing compared equipment at airports and in space some estimate the cost to taxpayers will be 42 billion dollars.
Still airport managers say is worth every penny.
There will be secure communities affected by new ways of arriving aircraft.
And for the airlines and for the -- Berman general William will mean savings of both fuel and money.
A lot and how much he'll be talking about yak -- about -- -- barrels a -- jet fuel per landing saved.
Thank you very much standing and springer -- in Seattle on that.
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