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Briefing February 2012 Issue

Briefing: February 2012

FAA says, “VORs? We’ll keep a few of 'em. Just in case.”

The FAA plans to reduce the number of VOR facilities to a “minimal operational network” by 2020. A minimum network would be enough that an aircraft anywhere in the continental U.S. would have no more than 100 miles to go via VOR to some GPS-independent approach. The FAA is accepting comments on its proposed policy until March 7.

Next: OMB says, “Control Towers? We don’t need so many of those, either.”

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