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New System Helps Aircraft Avoid Turbulence
September 6, 2007
A new turbulence detection system, now being tested, is successfully alerting pilots to patches of rough air as they fly through clouds. The system is designed to better protect passengers from injuries caused by turbulence, while reducing flight delays and lowering aviation costs.
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