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NASA, FAA showoff wireless aircraft communication technology

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    NASA said that for the first time it has demonstrated that a wireless ground systems can communicate – sending route options and weather information for example -- with a jet operating on the ground.

    NASA said it tested a demonstration system known as Aircraft Access to System Wide Information Management (SWIM), to wirelessly send aviation information to an FAA Bombardier Global 5000 test aircraft taxiing 60 to 70 miles per hour on the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport runway. They sent the information over a prototype wireless system called Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System, or AeroMACS, developed by Hitachi.

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