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Raytheon Deploying Air Traffic Control System For Fuel Initiative; William Blair Comments

Raytheon Deploying Air Traffic Control System For Fuel Initiative; William Blair Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Raytheon - ExecutiveBizRaytheon will roll out a new satellite-based aircraft navigation system in India this year under a contract the company won in 2009, Reuters reports.

Anurag Kotoky writes the company is aiming to build an air traffic control system for conducting point-to-point flights instead having aircraft fly close to land-based control towers.

William Blair, president of Raytheon Asia, told Reuters the company wants to help airlines save up to 20 percent in fuel costs.

Blair also told Reuters the GAGAN system will be the first to run on Raytheon's new algorithm for equatorial regions, Kotoky writes.

The company is building the system as India’s airline industry has seen higher fuel costs and taxes in recent years, according to Reuters.

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