Three airlines that operate at Los Angeles International Airport will install safety equipment on their airplanes, designed to reduce runway near misses.
Skywest Airlines, US Airways and Southwest Airlines will get $600,000 each to help pay for systems.
These systems show pilots their precise locations at airports and provide them with information about the runways they are entering, crossing or departing from.
The $600,000 grants are part of a $5-million program by the FAA to help equip cargo and passenger carriers with the new technology, especially at major airports with runway safety issues. (LA Times)