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Here in Washington, a steady drip of commentary about the air traffic control system and airline avionics is making it obvious that the government is making plans to pay for the upgrade needed by the airlines to access the next generation of air traffic control.
While much of the ground-based system can handle advanced controlling and allow smaller aircraft separation, most of the airlines have been dragging their collective feet waiting for final specifications before investing in new avionics.