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Air traffic controller to be honored

...Bill Bunten, 82, was flying from Ketchikan to Juneau when he encountered bad weather and icing conditions. His navigation systems malfunctioned, and he was lost in the clouds, descending toward the mountains around Juneau.Corts, monitoring...
WSJ ranks Alaska Airlines best overall in U.S.

...Washington D.C., San Diego and 12 airports in Alaska, a press release from the company said."The satellite-based navigation system allows Alaska to offer an industry-leading level of reliability into and out of weather-socked airports that...
This Day in History

...newspaper, was established as a semi-weekly. In 1916, the Bank of Alaska opened its doors at Anchorage, later to become the National Bank of Alaska. In 1949, the first radio-beam air navigation system was put into operation at Ketchikan.
Technology makes air travel safer

...route with a satellite-guided navigation system, air safety officials said...aircraft equipped with special navigation systems to fly through any weather...afternoon. The relatively new navigation system includes two screens showing...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...increased, said Mike Grady, vice president of Smiths Industries, the Michigan company that built Alaska Airlines' navigation system. Smiths Industries is retrofitting 225 planes for Southwest Airlines with the new computer and recently won a bid...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...west coast. Some 16 people died. The ferry was just three months old and was equipped with the latest safety and navigation systems, but it hit a shoal anyway and sank 45 minutes later. Officials in Norway said the weather may have been worse...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...when the cutter pursued. A boarding party was dispatched, and its officers verified by the Korean vessel's own navigation system that it had been fishing inside the U.S. zone, the Coast Guard said. The boarders didn't find any fish, however...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...into Juneau now are already trained with the new navigation system. The new planes are now used chiefly in Orange County...jets to get the latest navigation technology. The navigation system can be retrofitted at a cost of $500,000 in some...
Stealthy fighter jet's arrival meets criticism

...Kadena Air force Base in Okinawa, Japan, when several of them experienced computer glitches that crippled their navigation systems and hindered communications. As a result, the Air Force had to repair 87 of the fighters that faced similar problems...
Tough commutes

...get to work. Simpkins and Edwards take care of the Federal Aviation Administration's radar, communications and navigation systems on Middleton Island as well as the runway, the buildings that house the equipment and the power plant that keeps...


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