Aviation conference in Atlantic City focuses on the future

    An aviation conference today in Atlantic City offered the aviation community a look at the future.

    The Press of Atlantic City reports nearly 150 members of the aviation community, including representatives of major airlines, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Defense gathered for the first Avionics for NextGen Conference.

    The conference aimed to give those in attendance a look at a series of component programs that will transform the air traffic control system from ground-based to satellite-based, according to the Press of Atlantic City.

    The concepts, part of “NextGen Air Transportation System,” are researched and developed at the William J. Hughes Technical Center in Egg Harbor Township.

    The Press of Atlantic City says sessions at the conference focused on air traffic flow, voice communications, weather management and aircraft tracking.

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