The Atlantic City International Airport, located at the Federal Aviation Adminstration’s Technical Center, has become the first in the national airspace system to deliver “digital notices to airmen,” or NOTAM’s.
NOTAMs provide computer-generated safety information to pilots and air traffic controllers about conditions at an airport like construction and hazards.
FAA Administrator Randy Babbit calls digital information management “key to meeting the air traffic system’s safety and efficiency goals,” as well as modernizing the national airspace system.
Digital NOTAMs have safety and efficiency benefits over traditional NOTAMs, including transmitting to all air traffic management systems simultaneously. And, airspace users get easier to read information.
Other airports that will follow the lead of Atlantic City International include: Washington Dulles, Reagan National, B-W-I, Richmond, and Norfolk.