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08/30/18

Alaska Airlines and NASA working on technology for faster flights

Alaska Airlines and NASA working on technology for faster flights

Alaska Airlines is testing a new program to provide pilots with more flight options, saving fuel and time.

KING 5 aviation expert Glenn Farley boarded a 737-900 simulator with two Alaska Airlines pilots working to bring new technology to the cockpit.

There are all sorts of things that can make flights late: headwinds, thunderstorms, or simply too many airplanes trying to crowd into the nation’s increasingly jammed airports.

Right now when you fly, airline dispatchers have pre-designed a plan to get your flight to your destination, hopefully on time. But as a plane makes its way on a long flight, things can change, particularly when it comes to weather.

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