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New direct digital link between tower and cockpit will speed planes on their way

The Federal Aviation Administration has taken another step into the 21st century, replacing an archaic system that required a pencil and paper with a digital link between pilots and the control tower.

The computer link with planes awaiting takeoff has been installed in 45 major airports — including New York’s three, all three in the Washington-region and Los Angeles— and will be added shortly in several others, including Chicago’s O’Hare International, the FAA said Tuesday.

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Outlet: The Washington Post
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Type: Online
Date: September 27, 2016
Title: New direct digital link between tower and cockpit will speed planes on their way
Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/new-direct-digital-link-between-tower-and-cockpit-will-speed-planes-on-their-way/2016/09/27/50eb9ec8-843b-11e6-a3ef-f35afb41797f_story.html