FAA: New Equipment to Reduce O'Hare Bad Weather Delays

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Federal Aviation Administration officials said Tuesday the $5.5 million navigation update will help steer pilots toward runways even when they're tough to see during severe weather.

The FAA also announced other long-range changes. It plans to add new arrival and departure routes, install a back-up radar system and build two more air traffic control towers.

The changes are in addition to the city's $15 billion O'Hare expansion plan. That plan would reduce flight delays by reconfiguring runways, adding others and building another terminal.


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