FAA Exhibit Lands in Atlanta
By DeAllous Smith
The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) two monitors and displays
inside the Airport Atrium and the International Concourse raised passenger
eyebrows and with good reason. The displays provided travelers with real-time
air traffic and weather updates from its Web Traffic Situation Display.
The two-week exhibits featured slideshows, videos and computer kiosks during
their August 31 to September 13 display in Atlanta.
“As the world’s busiest airport, we are delighted that Hartsfield-Jackson was selected as a site to increase passenger awareness on the nation’s air traffic system,” said Aviation General Manager Ben DeCosta. “Weather patterns play an integral part in aircraft operations across the U.S. Inclement weather systems may potentially cause significant delays for arriving and departing flights.”
The FAA exhibit stopped at other U.S. airports including Washington National, Newark Liberty, LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy and O’Hare International Airport during its summer tour. The monitors operated 24 hours a day, and volunteers staffed the information desk during peak travel hours.
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