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Automatic Landing Systems for Small Airports

The team's modified Diamond DA42 aircraft uses the system to make an automatic landing
The team’s modified Diamond DA42 aircraft uses the system to make an automatic landing(Credit: Technical University of Munich)

Big commercial aircraft are already routinely guided in for automatic landings at large airports, as their autopilot follows radio signals transmitted by ground-based antennas. Such auto-landings currently aren’t possible at most small airports, although that could be about to change, thanks to a new German-designed system. read more