The Federal Aviation Administration has started to deploy a NASA-developed tool forÂ air traffic controllers to manage the national airspace.
Air traffic controllers willÂ use the toolÂ handle airspace that spans five miles from an airport and 35 miles beyond through the use of the Terminal Sequencing and Spacing software, NASA said Tuesday.
âWe expect that it will enhance existing technologies that we use to efficiently handle traffic in the airport environment,â said Edward Bolton Jr., assistant administrator for NextGen at the FAA.
The software is also designed to help pilots use flight deck automation to streamline runway paths and to implement modern arrival procedures.
The FAA plans to deployÂ tool atÂ nine airports in Phoenix, Houston, Atlanta, Seattle, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Denver and Los Angeles between 2018 and 2022.