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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 they're supposed 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 -- 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 is like.
Path in space almost like a little -- 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 -- -- but Seattle.
Is far busier which makes it a lot more complicated -- test starts in June.
So Vannatter -- any -- -- to this because and as my GPS that leaves me on some stuff pretty crazy.
Roots and it is not just a straight line between by -- point B 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'll 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 -- 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 -- is over arriving aircraft.
And for the airlines and for the environment generally it will mean savings of both fuel and money.
-- -- and how much we'll be talking about.
-- I'll -- -- barrels a barely jet fuel per landing saved.
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