Thursday, June 23, 2011

Airline Pilot's Union Voices Strong Opposition to LightSquared

"GPS Essential to U.S. Airline Industry
LightSquared Proposal Threatens Efficiency and Safety

WASHINGTON – In a letter sent today to the U.S. House Aviation Subcommittee, the world’s largest pilot union declared adamant opposition to a private company’s bid to expand its broadband communications services in a way that would jeopardize the global positioning system (GPS) and threaten the tremendous contribution that the satellite-based navigation system makes to ensuring efficient and safe airline operations."

ALPA news release, Release #11.13; June 22, 2011.  Read more.

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