Nasa creates new system which could help reduce flight delays

Nasa creates new system which could help reduce flight delays

Nasa has created a new flight system (Stock image)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Nasa has produced a programme which could end those annoying flight delays at airports.

The most likely reason for planes being delayed is because once one flight is delayed somewhere, it has a knock on effect on other flights and airports, according to Gizmodo.

But Nasa's new system called Flight deck Interval Management (FIM) could help curb the problem.

The system means planes can land without an air traffic controller, because FIM allows the planes to automatically send messages to each other and control towers at the same time.

FIM was first tested by two commercial aircrafts and a corporate plane at the beginning of this year in Seattle and results of the test are now being evaluated.