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A New Planning Tool Helps Direct Traffic on Aircraft Carriers

By MIT News Office

August 3, 2011

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On the deck of an aircraft carrier, where up to 60 aircraft are crammed into 4.5 acres (1.8 hectares), real estate is at a premium. While aircraft directors wave fighter jets out of the landing strip, maintenance crews work at the ship's edges, refueling parked planes and repairing deck machinery.

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