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Friday, July 11, 2003


System started to make flying safer, faster



HERNDON, Virginia (Reuters) -- The United States Thursday began phasing in a highly precise $2.5 billion satellite navigation system meant to open up thousands of existing runways to pilots, even in bad weather.

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The current Global Positioning System signal is typically accurate to within

seven to 10 meters, compared to 1 to 1.5 meters with the new system, FAA officials said.


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