DIA to implement new plane-tracking technology

Denver International Airport

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DENVER — Denver International Airport is expected to start using a GPS-like tracking system for planes on airport grounds.

It will be the nation’s seventh airport to use the new browser-based technology.

According to the Denver Post, the system called Sensis Aerobahn will be implemented on Monday in order to cut costs and increase the efficiency and safety of every phase of movement on DIA’s airport runways, ramps and gate areas.

The Federal Aviation Administration monitors air traffic on runways during takeoff and landing, and ramp-tower operators oversee traffic when planes are in ramp and gate areas.

Airport officials said the system is meant to reduce runway incursions, allow operations to continue in low-visibility conditions, decrease taxi delays and improve long-term surveillance data, according to the paper.

Denver reportedly paid $2.44 million for the system.

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