MIAMI – Airports have relied on voice communications over unsecured radio frequencies for decades, with landlines being the only reliable backup. This controlled chaos is overseen by ground-control managers as part of an airport-wide effort to ensure the safety of all ground operations.
Needless to say, the task of keeping track of all moving parts is daunting. However, a digital, wireless airport communications system developed in part by NASA is now in the process of changing the game.
NASA’s new Aeronautical Mobile Aircraft Communication System (AeroMACS) will enable Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Controller (ATC) personnel to transmit safety-critical information digitally read more ⇒
Source:: “Airways Magazine”