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NextGen for Airports: A Primer (2016) / Chapter Skim
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... 12 NextGen Capabilities for Airports Safety Improvement Due to Airport Vehicle Tracking in the Movement Area: At some airports, multilateration can be used to precisely track airplanes and vehicles on the airport surface by interrogating installed transponders and triangulating position from the signals. This capability is not mandatory, and airports that have this FAA equipment installed can choose whether or not they want to purchase transponders for some or all of the vehicles that are allowed access to the movement area.
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... 13 program at JFK was initiated by the airlines and the airport operator, initially without the involvement of the FAA ATO. The airport operator can play a key role in reducing surface congestion by providing real-time data on the surface locations of aircraft.

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