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NASA designed app aims to shorten commercial flight times

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NASA has developed software to help reduce fuel consumption, carbon emissions and even cut travel times in commercial airlines. The newly introduced technology is loaded onto a tablet and won't require any major change to the already established aviation roles of pilots and ground crew meaning the technology can be implemented right away. It works by reading the planes current position in conjunction with its flight path and then looks for an alternate route that can save both time and… (www.engadget.com) More...

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satterwhite777
We sort of have that now: "Request direct xxx...."
tciaa
Anthony Farley -4
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NASA Developed Technology Aims to Save Commercial Airlines Fuel, Time

During the next three years, Virgin America and Alaska Airlines will use the Traffic Aware Planner (TAP) application, to make "traffic aware strategic aircrew requests" (TASAR).

http://www.aviationpros.com/news/12117581/nasa-developed-technology-aims-to-save-commercial-airlines-fuel-time

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