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ASDE-X Operational in Philadelphia

By Tish Drake | February 22, 2010
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Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is now operating with Sensis Corp.’s Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X), a runway incursion detection and alerting system. PHL is the 22nd airport to receive the technology under FAA’s ASDE-X program that will reach 35 airports by 2011.

ASDE-X combines surface movement radar, multilateration and Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) to provide air traffic controllers with real-time position and identification information of all aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface. For more on ASDE-X and other airport surface management technologies, tune in to Avionics Magazine’s March 18 Webinar. Click here for more information.

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